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Basic Tracheostomy

Tracheostomy procedures, timing and benefits

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Laryngectomy

A laryngectomy is very different from a tracheostomy procedure and is often confused which can lead to a preventable adverse event.

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Tracheostomy Tubes

Components of a tracheostomy tube and differences including manufacturers, materials, and sizes.

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Complications Of Tracheostomy

There are immediate and late complications that can occur from the procedure itself and post-operatively.

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Tracheostomy Care

Proper tracheostomy care to help keep our patients safe. Emergency supplies, suctioning, stoma care, hydration/humification, cuff management and more.

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Communication Options

Nonverbal and verbal communication options for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.

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Swallowing Management

Individuals with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation are a high risk population for aspiration and potential pneumonia.

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Decannulation

A multidisciplinary team approach is recommended for removal of the tracheostomy tube.

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Pediatric Tracheostomy

Pediatric tracheostomy considerations including the procedure and types of tubes.

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Mechanical Ventilation

Basic information regarding modes and terms of mechanical ventilation

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