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Post-operative care. Surgical nurse in an operating theatre recovery room removes an airway tube from a male patient. The patient is conscious, following anaesthesia and an operation. An airway or breathing tube was inserted to assist breathing during anaesthetic, particularly when artificial ventilation is required. The airway tube may also be used to deliver anaesthetic drugs.
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