Overview Of Tracheostomy Applications İn Intensive Care Patients

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Berzan Haznedar


In the process that the coronavirus disease has reached nirvana, an increasing number of patients need invasive mechanical ventilation and the need for tracheostomy to be opened due to prolonged mechanical ventilation. Although the exact time for tracheostomy is not specified in this group of patients, it is recommended to be opened after 14 days. It is not known whether percutaneous or surgical tracheostomy is superior to each other or whether they differ in terms of transmission risk. However, it is necessary to pay attention to some steps that will reduce the contamination during both processes. This study was conducted to indicate the points to be considered in tracheostomy applications in COVID-19 patients.

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