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3 Things You Need to Know about Trachs

There's a cardiac arrest in progress, and we're coming in as a second crew. The code is taking place at a local nursing home, and CPR is in progress. As we approach with our equipment, we're walking down large halls with rooms on each side. It's a large nursing home, but I can hear the unmistakable sounds of a code being run. There is one strange sound, though. You know that sound the BVM makes when you release it, and it sometimes sounds almost like a quack from the duckbill valve? Well, it was a little like that, but not exactly. That sounds happens with you release the BVM. This sound was occurring during the squeeze of the BVM. The only way I can really explain this sound is as a...

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