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A small tube that can be inserted into a body cavity, duct, or vessel.



a hollow tube with a blunt end designed for intro-ducing into the human (or animal) body drugs or X-ray contrastmedia, restoring the patency of the respiratory tract, or with-drawing fluids from the body cavities. It is also used for anatomi-cal, pathologicoanatomic, and laboratory studies. Cannulas aremade of metal, glass, or plastic.

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Data including the age, sex, cause for intubation and tracheostomy, days of intubation/ventilation, APACHE II Score, duration of procedure, lowest intraprocedural SpO, lowest intraprocedural BP, intraprocedural complications such as bleeding, loss of airway for more than 20 seconds, subcutaneous emphysema, tracheal ring fracture and paratracheal placement of the tube; postprocedural complications such as accidental decannulation, pneumothorax, hemorrhage, stomal granulation, infection of stoma or a new lung infiltrate within 48hours of tracheostomy; duration of tracheostomy; planned decannulation and mortality were recorded.
It unfolded moderate-to-high consistency in several areas of the clinical practice, such as swallowing, management, assessment instruments like decannulation protocols, speech valves and assessment of the cuff balloon pressure by means of manometers.
In late complication, the most common was scarring (8), followed by difficult decannulations (4), stomal granulations (2), and subglottic stenosis (2).
Prolonged tube placement may result in complete epithelialisation of the tract and failure to close after decannulation.
Further, failure of the nurse to recognize that there is a difference in how to provide respiratory support and patient management for an accidental decannulation in a tracheotomy patient with an unobstructed versus an obstructed airway may lead to patient death due to improper action on the part of the nurse.
Tracheostomy emergencies: Correcting accidental decannulation or displaced tracheostomy tubes.
Tracheal stenosis can be very difficult to treat, often presenting as an airway emergency weeks or months after extubation or decannulation.
Introduction: A study was done to understand changing trends in the indications and decannulation rates for pediatric tracheotomy and to propose recommendations for the coordinated care of children with tracheotomy.
The Dale[R] 240 Blue[TM] Tracheostomy Tube Holder has two secure fastener tabs which are easily threaded through the trach plate and adjust to limit movement of the tube and reduce the risk of accidental decannulation.
The major dangers associated with tracheotomies are plugs of mucus, which must be suctioned by a trained individual, or decannulation by "'an inquisitive toddler.
The form is used upon admission or readmission to the facility, at scheduled periodic tracheostomy tube changes, after an unplanned decannulation, and during weaning attempts.