Endotracheal Tube

Endotracheal tube is also known as an ET tube or ETT. Uses for ET tubes include general anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine for airway management. The purpose is to keep an airway open for air to get to the lungs.

Fast Facts:

  • First developed by Sir Ivan Whiteside Magill in 1919.
  • Intubation is the process of inserting an ET tube.
  • First ET tube was made from industrial rubber tubing.