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Posted by Satak from IP 188.66.69.194 on May 03, 2015 at 11:46:27:


A 68-year-old woman on the intensive care unit is extubated six hours following a Hartmann's procedure. One hour later you are called to assess the patient as the nurse has noted she has developed stridor.

She has a past medical history of chronic stable asthma.

Which one of the following is a recognised risk factor for post-extubation
stridor (PES)?

(Please select 1 option)

a) Female gender b) Intubation for less than 24 hours c) Low tracheal cuff pressure d) More than 60 years of age e)Past medical history of asthma


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