Airway Management I

The quiz
You are nurse in the intensive care unit. Your patient is a 68 year old with severe COPD. He was admitted about an hour ago after coming to the emergency department with shortness of breath. Despite all of the usual interventions, he remains severely short of breath. The decision has been made to intubate him and anesthesia has been paged. He suddenly gasps a few times and stops breathing. You quickly glance at the monitor. He remains in sinus tachycardia and you can feel a reasonable strong radial pulse. He is unresponsive.


about 3-5 minutes