Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide

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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.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105172
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/19/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 798,189
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda L. Morris, PhD, APN, CCNS is the tracheostomy specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. She is the clinical nurse specialist for Respiratory Care and Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology at Northwestern University. With many years experience in critical care, Dr. Morris has also held positions in clinical education and academia. Current research interests include outcomes of a new model for critical care orientation, quality of life and body image perception with tracheostomy patients, and the effect of an exercise program with newly tracheostomized patients.

M. Sherif Afifi, MD, FCCM, FCCP, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and surgery, and Chief of the Anesthesiology Critical Care Division at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. The scope of his clinical practice is centered on the perioperative care of cardiac, thoracic, and transplant patients. His postgraduate medical training started with a research fellowship in respiratory physiology and drug safety and efficacy at the Duke University Hyperbaric Center and completed with clinical residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He served on the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic, Yale University School of Medicine, and was interim residency program director at the Advocate Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He has mentored and consulted in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of awards from national societies and specialty international medical centers.

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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

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