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Tracheostomy Essentials: Pediatrics

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Pediatric Tracheostomy

Basic Pediatric Tracheostomy Tracheostomy has been increasing performed in the pediatric population. Although there are similarities between an adult and pediatric tracheostomy, there are key

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Articles and Perspectives: Pediatrics

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Early Mobilization

Early mobilization is an important part of the rehabilitation process for individuals with tracheostomy in order to strengthen the patient and mobilize secretions.

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Tracheostomy Simulation Lab

Each year more and more tracheostomy procedures are performed and in the current setting of Covid-19 we can expect more procedures being performed.  However, clinicians

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Passy-Muir Speaking Valves

Speaking Valves

Review the different types of speaking valves and benefits for those with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation: Passy-Muir, Shiley, Shikani, and Montgomery.

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COVID-19 Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation

The 2019 novel corona virus COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in patients intubated and use of mechanical ventilation. The United States and globally, we are likely to see an increase in tracheostomy as well, as patients may have difficulty weaning and require longer periods of time on a vent. COVID-19 also has implications for healthcare workers, as there are shortages with workers becoming ill from the virus. Infection control is paramount in controlling the outbreak and protecting patients, healthcare workers and the community

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