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Tracheostomy Library

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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.

types of tracheostomy tubes

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.

Communication Tracheostomy

Communication Options

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

swallowing management for tracheostomy

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

Subglottic Suctioning: Benefits, Covid-19 and Manual versus Automatic

Subglottic Suctioning: Benefits, Covid-19 and Manual versus Automatic

Subglottic suctioning can significantly reduce secretions above the cuff to reduce the risk of microaspiration and potential aspiration pneumonia. It can reduce costs and improve patient quality of life.

Tracheal Stenosis and Intubation or Tracheostomy

Tracheal Stenosis and Intubation or Tracheostomy

Tracheal stenosis can occur for various reasons and result in a tracheostomy tube. It can also result from the tracheostomy tube procedure or from complications of the cuff.

Tracheostomy and Feeding Tubes

Tracheostomy and Feeding Tubes

Tracheostomy and feeding tubes are often placed concurrently.

Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week

Global Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week

Tracheostomy Tube Awareness Week is a campaign to spread awareness and education about tracheostomy.

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