Tracheostomy complications

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  • Pts who have undergone a laryngectomy cannot be orally intubated
  • Average size:
    • Adult: 5-10mm
    • Peds: 2.5-6.5mm
  • Sit patient up or in a position of comfort
  • Place on trach collar oxygen or place NRB mask on trachesostmy while preparing
  • Don faceshield, have suction, oxygen, flushes (possibly surgical airway supplies)

Differential Diagnosis

Tracheostomy complications

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