Intubation

An endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea). This is done to open the airway to give a patient oxygen, medication, or anesthesia. After an intubation, the patient will likely be placed on a machine called a respirator that will help him or her breath while the tube is in place.

Pulmonology is classified as a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. A pulmonologist is a physician who is trained and acquired specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosing and treating of lung disorders.
 
Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing specialty which treats disorders related to sleep. Including sleep apnea, hypersomnia, insomnia, parasomnia, nocturnal epilepsy and circadian rhythm disorders.
People with life threatening injuries and illnesses need critical care. Critical care involves close, constant attention by a team of specially-trained health professionals. It usually takes place in an intensive care unit.
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