Cuffed versus cuffless tracheostomy. Explains the purpose of a cuffed tracheostomy and when to deflate the cuff or switch to a cuffless tracheostomy tube.
All healthcare workers and individuals caring for those with tracheostomy should understand methods of preventing and controlling the transmission of infection.
A tracheostomy tube bypasses the natural humidification and filtration system. Learn about active and passive humidification.