I have heard a lot of people (if not everyone I have known) tell patients “it is really hard breathing thru that small tube (i.e. ETT) but hang in there and we will have that tube out in a little bit”.
Using the graph of Edi, explain why breathing thru the ETT is actually easier than post extubation.
Hint : compare #3 vs #5 (the assumption is that the higher the microvoltage that the brain sends down to the diaphragm, the more distressed the brain “feels”).
Good luck !
Looking forward to the answers.
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