Tracheostomy care and potential complications

Vaninder K. Dhillon, Niels Kokot, Uttam K. Sinha

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter will go over tracheostomy care, both for the fresh tracheostomy and also for patient teaching for home. The importance of tracheostomy care cannot be over emphasized, and this chapter will be dedicated to discussion of the types and sizing of tracheostomies available, the parts of the tracheostomy and how these devices and tubes should be managed. The second half of the chapter will go over the potential complications associated with tracheostomy placement, both 1) immediate and 2) delayed post operatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTracheostomy
Subtitle of host publicationProspective Practices, Management and Potential Complications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781633217430
ISBN (Print)9781633217126
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Education
  • Immediate complications
  • Late complications
  • Tracheostomy care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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