Patient Preparation

  • Najwan Abu Al-Saad
  • Hervé Schlotterbeck


This chapter aims to outline issues surrounding whether or not to intubate the critically ill patient prior to transfer to the radiology department for diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures. This is in order to provide a framework around which clinicians involved in such transfers can base their decisions. Procedural, patient, human and organisational factors are all considered.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Endotracheal Intubation Radiology Department Functional Residual Capacity Increase Oxygen Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaPeterborough City HospitalPeterboroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care MedicineCardiocentro TicinoLuganoSwitzerland

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