Why Skilled Nursing Care is Crucial for Tracheosotomy?
What is Tracheosotomy Care?
Tracheosotomy refers to a surgical procedure to make an incision on the anterior aspect of the trachea (windpipe) to open a direct airway bypassing the nose and mouth for breathing. Tracheosotomy is usually performed on patients whose breathing needs reconstruction following surgery or long-term ventilator support, airway protection following accident or for breathing difficulty caused by respiratory disorders.
Complications of Improper Tracheosotomy Care
Airway obstruction is one of the most serious complications that could arise from tracheosotomy leading to respiratory arrest. Skilled nurses will be able to detect partial and total airway obstruction through constant monitoring of vitals. They will be equipped with suction apparatus and functional oxygen to secure an airway in case of a medical emergency.
Some other complications include constipation, inability to talk, dysphagia, tissue damage and ulceration.