Endotracheal tube (ETT or ET Tube)
Tube that is placed through the mouth or nose into the baby’s trachea (windpipe). This tube provides a secure airway in cases when an infant requires assisted ventilation.
These tubes are fastened to the baby’s face with tape, but they still come loose and have to be replaced on occasion. They may also become partially or completely clogged with secretions from the lungs, which requires suctioning and, sometimes, replacement of the tube.
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