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The Complete Guide

Author: Linda Morris PhD, APN, CCNS, M. Sherif Afifi MD, FCCM, FCCP


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Description excellent overview of the care of tracheostomy patients. Because of its simplicity yet depth of information, it is a great resource for any health-care professional who deals with tracheostomy patients, including non-otolaryngologist physicians, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, and nurses."--Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology

The aim of this book is to provide a complete guide to tracheostomies for the multidisciplinary team, and it achieves this aim admirably...I would highly recommend this book for critical care departmental libraries, and for those individuals who have a particular interest in the management of the patient with a tracheostomy."--Anaesthesia

The authors have compiled a comprehensive review of all aspects of tracheostomy highlighted by an exhaustive appraisal of all appliances currently available for its implementation and management. The book can serve as a one-stop reference for the selection of tracheostomy devices..."--Annals of Thoracic Surgery

[This book] is easily readable and does give insight into some of the more complex issues in placing and handling is a publication that healthcare providers would benefit from reading."--Critical Care Medicine

Certainly, Tracheostomies, The Complete Guide covers the subject concisely. The book is practical and portable. It would serve well as a reference for anesthesiologists, and should be included in a departmental library."--Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology

[This] book is a great resource for anyone involved in the care of tracheostomy patients. The text not only provides the reader with a general understanding of the procedure and available options, but also gives a glimpse into prevention and management of the myriad issues that can arise in a patient with tracheostomy."--Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

This book is a comprehensive reference to help manage the multitude of issues that arise with tracheostomy patients--from the surgical procedure to the perioperative period, and from intensive care to recovery and rehabilitation.

This book is practical and readily useable by a number of health care professionals from nurses and anesthesiologists to general surgeons, physiatrists, and many more. The chapter authors closely detail each procedure, providing step-by-step guidelines for practice, including choosing and fitting tubes and restoring the voice. This one-stop reference presents the fine details of daily care of patients with tracheostomies to help health care practitioners make appropriate decisions and educate their patients.

Key topics:

  • The tracheostomy procedure: timing, preoperative management, and surgical technique
  • Types of tracheostomy tubes and related appliances
  • Care of the tracheostomy patient: oral care, nutrition, and home care
  • Special considerations for the child with a tracheostomy
  • Complications and emergency procedures

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 19, 2010
  • Page Count 384
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826105172
  • EISBN 9780826105189

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1: Functional Anatomy of the Airway

Chapter 2: Tracheotomy Procedure

Chapter 3: Types of Tracheostomy Tubes &Related Appliances

Chapter 4: Fitting and Changing a Tracheostomy Tube

Chapter 5: Special Considerations for the Tracheostomy Patient

Chapter 6: Phonation with a Tracheostomy

Chapter 7: Care of the Tracheostomy Patient

Chapter 8: Special Considerations for the Child with a Tracheostomy

Chapter 9: Special Considerations for the Patient with a Laryngectomy

Chapter 10: Complications and Emergency Procedures

Chapter 11: Downsizing and Decannulation

Chapter 12: Recovery and Rehabilitation