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- Provide supplemental oxygen via nasal cannula
- Perform a chin lift
- Apply a blood pressure monitor
- Place the patient flat and supine
- Provide midazolam as ordered
A laryngospasm occurs after extubation when the patients vocal cords freeze up, making it difficult for him to breathe. The nurse may insert an oral airway or perform a chin lift to keep the airway open. Midazolam is sometimes administered to relax the larynx and facilitate easier breathing.
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