Reducing Fresh Tracheostomy Decannulations Following Implementation of a Fresh Tracheostomy Guideline

Kristen Hood, Brennan Lewis, Cindy Darnell Bowens

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Abstract

Pediatric patients undergoing tracheostomy placement are often medically fragile with multiple comorbidities. The complexity of these patients partnered with the risks of a newly placed tracheostomy necessitates a clear understanding of patient management and clinical competence. At our institution, a quality improvement initiative was formed with a focus on increasing the safety of these patients by developing a postoperative care guideline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalCritical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Fresh tracheostomy
  • Pediatric tracheostomy
  • Postoperative tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy emergency
  • Tracheostomy guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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