Tracheostomy management in ordinary wards

Hosp Med. 1999 Apr;60(4):261-2. doi: 10.12968/hosp.1999.60.4.1092.


Tracheostomy is more commonplace, particularly since the introduction of percutaneous techniques performed at the patient's bedside in the intensive care unit. Subsequent care and management within ordinary wards causes anxiety among staff. This review identifies some of the problems encountered and discusses their potential management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Health Personnel
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Tracheostomy / nursing*