A breathing tube, usually made of flexible plastic, inserted into the trachea to provide a passageway for air and to ensure the airway remains open and protected. Also called tracheal tube.
A catheter passed through a large vein in the neck and ending in the thoracic vena cava. It is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse medications and IV solutions.
Medications are given to induce an altered state of consciousness that minimizes pain and discomfort, used in conjunction with local anesthesia during minor surgeries such as biopsies, minor fracture repair, colonoscopies, EGD, and dental surgery.