Description of the original complaint: shortly after the anesthesiologist intubated the patient started to destat and there was a question as to whether the tube was properly functioning.
The tube was then replaced with a non- laryngeal nerve monitoring endotracheal tube with no problems with air movement, or ventilation.
Relevant events and information obtained for the reported case: the patient was discharged after 1 day post op.
Without further comp lications.
The patient had no reported pre-existing airway/respiratory conditions.
The product disposed of the emg tube after the procedure.
The customer reported a similar occurrence with the xomed emg tube which is to be filed as a separate 3500a incident.