from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove a tube from a hollow organ or from an airway

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove the tube from (the larynx) after intubation (which see).


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  • Once the patient is tubed and if the tube is keeping the patient from dying, you can't just extubate on your own without family consent.

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  • Her neural response led to the pressures being reduced, and her oxygenation levels stabilized, and we were finally able to extubate her after one week on NAVA.

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  • Charlie has been stabilizing and this morning they were able to extubate him again.

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  • “They’re going to extubate him when he wakes up, right?”

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