Children requiring a tracheostomy to maintain airway patency or to facilitate long-term mechanical ventilatory support require comprehensive care and committed, trained, direct caregivers to manage their complex needs safely. These guidelines were developed from a comprehensive review of the literature to provide guidance for the selection of the type of tracheostomy tube cuffed vs uncuffed , use of communication devices, implementation of daily care bundles, timing of first tracheostomy change, type of humidification used active vs passive , timing of oral feedings, care coordination, and routine cleaning. Cuffed tracheostomy tubes should only be used for positive-pressure ventilation or to prevent aspiration. Manufacturer guidelines should be followed for cuff management and tracheostomy tube hygiene. Daily care bundles, skin care, and the use of moisture-wicking materials reduce device-associated complications. Tracheostomy tubes may be safely changed at postoperative day 3, and they should be changed with some regularity at a minimum of every 1—2 weeks as well as on an as-needed basis, such as when an obstruction within the lumen occurs.
A Nurse’s Role in Patient-Centered Care
Nursing, Master of Science: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Emphasis < CSUPueblo
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Enhancing Family-Centered Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Related to nursing care: Nursing care plan , Nursing process. See also treatment. Among the services that may be offered at an adult day care center are nursing services e. See also bed rest.