A patient is intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation due to respiratory failure. Which of the following items is most important and should be kept next to the patient's bed at all times?

Resuscitation bag

Explanation

•The nurse should always have a manual resuscitation bag next to the patient's bed in case of emergency or if the ventilator malfunctions. Also, a Yankauer suction tip should be close to the ventilator.

•An extra ET tube, ABG kit, and tracheostomy kit are not needed at the patient's bedside.

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