Care of the Adult Patient with a Tracheostomy

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Tracheostomy is the procedure that creates an opening from the midline of the throat into the trachea. A tracheostomy tube (TT), a type of artificial airway, is placed in the stoma to keep it open. Tracheostomy tubes allow for removal of secretions and relief of airway obstruction due to trauma, bleeding, tumors, tissue swelling, infections, chemical or inhalation burns, and obstructive sleep apnea. TTs also are used when patients cannot protect their own airway and when an oral airway cannot be accessed. The healthcare professional’s knowledge of TTs can improve patient care and outcomes. This course provides evidence-based information for the care of the patient with a TT. Plans of care and interprofessional collaboration are geared to the needs of each patient. Quality of life and safety are key areas of concern and require the healthcare professional to maintain adequate knowledge about the artificial airway.

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Tracheostomy is the procedure that creates an opening from the midline of the throat into the trachea. A tracheostomy tube (TT), a type of artificial airway, is placed in the stoma to keep it open. Tracheostomy tubes allow for removal of secretions and relief of airway obstruction due to trauma, bleeding, tumors, tissue swelling, infections, chemical or inhalation burns, and obstructive sleep apnea. TTs also are used when patients cannot protect their own airway and when an oral airway cannot be accessed. The healthcare professional’s knowledge of TTs can improve patient care and outcomes. This course provides evidence-based information for the care of the patient with a TT. Plans of care and interprofessional collaboration are geared to the needs of each patient. Quality of life and safety are key areas of concern and require the healthcare professional to maintain adequate knowledge about the artificial airway.

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