The tracheostomy tube change: a review of techniques

S Mirza, D S Cameron
Hospital Medicine 2001, 62 (3): 158-63
Tracheostomy tube changing is a routine procedure. However, occasional problems can arise and result in fatalities. This article reviews the various measures and techniques used to optimize the safeguarding of the airway during a tracheostomy tube change, including the 'railroad' technique. The management of accidental decannulations is also reviewed.

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