Choice of endotracheal tube

Most adults require a standard high volume, low pressure cuffed endotracheal tube. The average sized adult will require a size 8.0-9.0mm id tube (size 7.5-8.0mm id for females) cut to a length of 23cm (21cm for females). Particular problems with the upper airway, e.g. trauma, oedema, may require a smaller tube. In specific situations non-standard tubes may be used, e.g. jet ventilation, armoured tubes to avoid external compression and double lumen tubes to isolate the right or left lung.

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