Why can intubation with vigorous bag-mask ventilation rapidly lead to a further deterioration of an unconscious patient?

  • Can you link to the source stating that it can lead to rapid deterioration? That would give us a hint what to look for. Everything can lead to deterioration if not applied properly...
    – Narusan
    Jul 14, 2017 at 17:22
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    The source is the ATLS course manual
    – Rotterdam
    Jul 14, 2017 at 17:32
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    Sure sounds like an exam question.
    – Carey Gregory
    Jul 15, 2017 at 4:15
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    If you're going to ask a question like this, give the context and what you've learned so far in your attempt to answer the question yourself. Give citations that can be accessed by readers. It is a good question, but not properly asked according to Health SE rules. Edit it a bit.
    – DoctorWhom
    Jul 15, 2017 at 4:21


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