What happens to the sensory aspect of the swallow with extubation? What should we expect with patients that have intubation for more than 48 hours?
The 1998 Paper Leder, Cohn and Moller investigated the incidence of aspiration following extubation in critically ill trauma patients. The study looked at 20 patients who required oropharyngeal intubation for at least 48 hours. All FEES were completed around 24 hours following extubation. Remember, aspiration is when the bolus enters the airway, below the level [...]