Basic nursing principles of caring for patients with a tracheostomy

Nurs Times. 2009 Jan 27-Feb 2;105(3):14-5.

Abstract

This one-part unit outlines background information to complement a series of Practical Procedures articles, starting in next week's issue, on caring for patients with a tracheostomy. This article outlines general principles of tracheostomy care, while the series details specific procedures such as suction, inner tube change and dressing.

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / etiology
  • Airway Obstruction / prevention & control
  • Body Image
  • Communication Barriers
  • Constipation / etiology
  • Constipation / prevention & control
  • Deglutition Disorders / etiology
  • Deglutition Disorders / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Patient Care Team
  • Tracheostomy / adverse effects
  • Tracheostomy / nursing*
  • Tracheostomy / psychology