[Answer] You are caring for a 6yo patient who is receiving positive-pressure mechanical ventilation via an endotracheal tube. The child begins to move his head and suddenly becomes cyanotic and his heart rate decreases. His spO2 is 65%. You remove the child from the mechanical ventilator and begin to provide manual ventilation with a bag via the endotracheal tube. During manual ventilation with 100% oxygen the child’s color and heart rate improve slightly and his BP remains adequate. Breath sounds and chest expansion are present and adequate on the right side and are present but consistently diminished on the left side. The trachea is not deviated and the neck veins are not distended. a suction catheter passes easily beyond the tip of the endotracheal tube. Which of hte following is the most likely cause of this child’s acute deterioration?

Answer: Tracheal tube displacement into the right main bronchus
You are caring for a 6yo patient who is receiving positive-pressure mechanical ventilation via an endotracheal tube. The child begins to move his head and suddenly becomes cyanotic and his heart rate decreases. His spO2 is 65%. You remove the child from the mechanical ventilator and begin to provide manual ventilation with a bag via the endotracheal tube. During manual ventilation with 100% oxygen the child’s color and h…

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