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1 EMTs can place an endotracheal tube, provided they are watched by a paramedic partner.


2 The side opening on the distal tip of an endotracheal tube is known as the

Murphy's Eye
Einhorn's Mouth
Vent port
Einhorn's Os

3 Which of the following are types of intubation blades?



No more than

cc of air should be injected through the inflation cuff port when testing an endotracheal tube.

5 After testing the ETT cuff and verifying that it inflates correctly and is without leaks, what should be done?

The ETT may be handed to the paramedic as is when they are ready
The ETT may be handed to the paramedic when they are ready after the cuff has been partially deflated
The ETT may be handed to the paramedic when they are ready after the cuff has been fully deflated
The ETT may be handed to the paramedic when they are ready after water-soluble lubricant has been placed on the distal tip

6 A normal endotracheal tube size for an adult is

6.5-8.5 mm
6.5-8.5 mm3
10-15 mm
10-15 mm3

7 Once inserted, the ETT tube's depth should be checked and rechecked frequently, as dislodgement is not uncommon after unexpected movements such as hitting a bump at a high rate of speed in an ambulance.


8 Ventilations for an intubated patient should be carried out every _______ seconds.


9 Overly forceful ventilation should be avoided, as it can cause overinflation injuries such as

Aspiration Pneumonia
Diaphragmatic hernia

10 A dislodged ETT can lead to poor patient outcomes, and can be recognized by decreased compliance, loss of ETCO2 waveform, drop in SPO2, gain of epigastric breath sounds, and/or loss of bilateral breath sounds.


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Created October 25, 2021 by Josh Hantke
Modified June 6, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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