Tracheostomy: suctioning and humidification
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Tracheostomy: suctioning and humidification

Angela Griggs Senior Staff Nurse, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

This article explains tracheostomy suctioning and humidification. It outlines how nurses can assess the need for tracheostomy suctioning to be performed and possible complications that may occur as a result of the procedure. It was previously published in Nursing Standard (1998) 13, 2, 49-56. Readers who successfully completed an assessment on that occasion may not do so again

Emergency Nurse. 6, 9, 33-38. doi: 10.7748/en1999.

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