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  •  people on ventilators (1+ / 0-)
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    are routinely sedated and even restrained, because the instinct to pull that tube out is literally overwhelming.  

    i was on one years ago, and was pissed as hell when i finally cleared enough to realize i couldn't move my hand, but it seems to be standard practice for a patient's safety.  

    intubating anyone repeatedly (if the tube is yanked by the patient) has some risk.

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