NephronLove raised a fair point about sedation and the way it alters your mindset, as well as the hundreds of other drugs we give. This equals the patients inability to follow commands and not be aware of their actions which may have very dangerous consequences.
Speaking as someone who has looked after plenty of intubated patients, the hardest part is the point where you want to remove the tube, but they are not quite awake enough to do so. You have to find a fine balance between keeping them off sedation (so they wake) but ensuring their safety.
This can be an equally frustrating time for both the patient and the nurse.
Although granted, far more frustrating and distressing time for the patient.
nephronlove said: Not to be a jerk, but what about the sedation? I had ICU psychosis and didn’t understand the situation and was unaware I was trying to take my tube out. Something to consider.
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