Tracheostomy in Palliative Care

Teresa Chan, Anand K. Devaiah

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Abstract

The use of tracheostomy in palliative care offers a viable option for airway control. Through a dialogue with the patient, family, and a multidisciplinary set of providers, this procedure can be a useful component to a patient's overall palliative care plan. The authors discuss techniques for placing a tracheostomy tube and indications for placement in palliative care for alleviation of chronic and acute symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-141
Number of pages9
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009

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Keywords

  • ALS
  • Aspiration
  • End of life
  • Palliation
  • Respiratory failure
  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Tracheostomy in Palliative Care. / Chan, Teresa; Devaiah, Anand K.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 42, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 133-141.

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Chan, Teresa ; Devaiah, Anand K. / Tracheostomy in Palliative Care. In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America. 2009 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 133-141.
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