3.7. Tracheostomy

  1. Jonathon D. Truwit1 and
  2. Scott K. Epstein2
  1. Scott K. Epstein

Published Online: 30 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch24

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A

How to Cite

Epstein, S. K. (2011) Tracheostomy, in Practical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation, A (eds J. D. Truwit and S. K. Epstein), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470976609.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Box 800793, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058077

Online ISBN: 9780470976609

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Keywords:

  • Tracheostomy;
  • Physiologic and non-physiologic benefits of tracheostomy;
  • Timing of tracheostomy;
  • Tracheostomy techniques;
  • Decannulation;
  • intensive care unit (ICU);
  • Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Illustrative case

  • Introduction

  • Physiologic and non-physiologic benefits of tracheostomy

  • Timing of tracheostomy

  • Tracheostomy techniques

  • Decannulation

  • Complications

  • Illustrative case continued

  • References