Month: August 2015

Field Notes on Tracheostomy Part 2: The Problems

So you’ve got a patient with a tracheostomy tube. And Houston, we’ve got a problem. What do we do? Here are some common problems and basic troubleshooting actions:

Tube dislodgment

This is often a problem in the first few days of tracheostomy when the wound is still fresh and the tracheostomy tract is still not mature or patent.… Read more