Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide [NOOK Book]

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"...an 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...

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Overview

"...an 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 tracheostomies...it 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826105189
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/19/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 365
  • File size: 14 MB
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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.

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