Indication: Respiratory Distress / Altered mental status to protect air way
A time-out was completed verifying correct patient, procedure, site, positioning, and special equipment if applicable. The patient was placed in a flat position. Sedation was obtained using "Versed **mg and Etomidate **mg". The patient was initially ventilated using an ambu bag. The GLIDESCOPE / MAC 3 BLADE was used and inserted into the oropharynx at which time there was a Grade 1 view of the vocal cords. A 7.5-french endotracheal tube was inserted and visualized going through the vocal cords. The stylette was removed. Colorimetric change was visualized on the CO2 meter. Breath sounds were heard in both lung fields equally. The endotracheal tube was placed at 23 cm, measured at the teeth. Attending ********** was available for the entire procedure.
A chest x-ray was ordered to verify endotracheal tube placement.
Estimated Blood Loss: 0ml
The patient tolerated the procedure well and there were no complications