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Intratracheal intubation, also called endotracheal intubation, involves the insertion of a tube into the trachea to maintain an airway and to prevent obstruction.
Videolaryngoscopy does not help inexperienced intubators.
The role of using cricoid pressure (Sellick maneuver) is not clear although it may help close the esophagus during intubation.
Intubation is a difficult skill to learn about at least 20 supervised intubations are needed before skill is acquired.
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