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Critical Care Pattern 4 – Tracheostomy

Dr Swapnil Pawar July 28, 2019 421


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Although increasingly less frequent, placement of a tracheostomy has become a viable alternative to prolonged endotracheal intubation, with the benefits of improving patient comfort, reducing need for sedation, lowering airway resistance, and allowing for easier airway care. There has been considerable debate on the technique, timing and selection of ICU patients. In this review, I cover what’s the current consensus and share my preferred approach.

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Dr Swapnil Pawar July 19, 2019

Meet our Guest – For his paid work, Jesse is a critical care nurse. Much to the dismay of his ever-patient (and infinitely more successful) wife, Jesse likes to use […]

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