1. A 3-year-old child underwent emergency intubation 5 days
earlier for epiglottitis. The physician asks the RT to evaluate the patient for
extubation. What would the RT evaluate before making the decision to extubate?
What equipment would the RT want to have at the bedside during extubation?
2. A physician informs the RT that a patient recently
removed from a ventilator is maintaining adequate oxygenation and ventilation
via spontaneous breathing through an oral ETT. She requests that the RT
evaluate the patient for extubation. What would the RT assess and why?