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Accidental Extubation in the Prone Position

Accidental Extubation in the Prone Position

“…the patient was returned to the supine position on a stretcher. The reason for the air leak was immediately apparent…”

Case Context    Provider Narrative    Contributing Factors    Lessons Learned

Case Context

Patient: male, adult
Presenting diagnosis: chronic back pain
Planned procedure: posterior interbody fusion of lumbar vertebrae 3 – 4
Past medical history: 25 year history of smoking 1.5 pack per day; renal calculi; average height and weight
Anesthetic plan: general endotracheal anesthesia 


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