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Care of adult patients with a temporary tracheostomy

20 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

The insertion of a temporary tracheostomy is a common procedure in the critical care environment. This article aims to explore the evidence relating to the nursing...

How to perform open tracheal suction via an endotracheal tube

27 April 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points Tracheal suction involves the removal of pulmonary secretions from the respiratory tract using negative pressure under sterile conditions....

How to remove a tracheostomy tube

28 October 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points The decision to remove a tracheostomy tube from the trachea (decannulation) is taken when the patient achieves adequate airway control. This...

How to measure tracheostomy tube cuff pressure

30 September 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points This article explores the process and principles of measuring tracheostomy tube cuff pressure and the associated evidence base. It discusses...

Artificial humidification for the mechanically ventilated patient

27 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Caring for patients who are mechanically ventilated poses many challenges for critical care nurses. It is important to humidify the patient’s airways artificially to...

Care of adult patients with a temporary tracheostomy

14 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The insertion of a temporary tracheostomy is a common procedure in the critical care environment. This article aims to explore the evidence relating to the nursing...

Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

18 June 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children with respiratory conditions. While the principles of safe suctioning are...

How to perform a tracheostomy dressing and inner cannula change

23 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points Proactive tracheostomy management increases patient safety and reduces adverse events.▶ A cleaning regimen performed every four hours...

How to suction via a tracheostomy

09 March 2016

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Rationale and key points Patients with a tracheostomy tube may be unable to cough adequately to expel pulmonary secretions. Therefore, tracheal suction is essential...