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Tracheostomy procedures, timing and benefits
A laryngectomy is very different from a tracheostomy procedure and is often confused which can lead to a preventable adverse event.
Components of a tracheostomy tube and differences including manufacturers, materials, and sizes.
There are immediate and late complications that can occur from the procedure itself and post-operatively.
Proper tracheostomy care to help keep our patients safe. Emergency supplies, suctioning, stoma care, hydration/humification, cuff management and more.
Nonverbal and verbal communication options for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.
Individuals with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation are a high risk population for aspiration and potential pneumonia.
A multidisciplinary team approach is recommended for removal of the tracheostomy tube.
Pediatric tracheostomy considerations including the procedure and types of tubes.
Basic information regarding modes and terms of mechanical ventilation