Developing a standard for endotracheal tube cuff care

Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 1991 Mar-Apr;10(2):54-61. doi: 10.1097/00003465-199103000-00003.


Potential complications from the use of cuffed endotracheal tubes are well documented and have generated a large body of research focusing on cuff design and interventions to decrease tracheal damage caused by the cuffs. The authors conducted a state-wide survey to determine the extent to which these procedures were incorporated into practice and to develop a current standard of care for patients with cuffed endotracheal tubes.

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care / methods
  • Critical Care / standards*
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / adverse effects
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / nursing*
  • Nursing Care / methods
  • Nursing Care / standards*
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Surveys and Questionnaires