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Management of the artificial airway.

Authors
  • Branson, Richard D
  • Gomaa, Dina
  • Rodriquez, Dario Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiratory care
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
59
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4187/respcare.03246
PMID: 24891202
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Management of the artificial airway includes securing the tube to prevent dislodgement or migration as well as removal of secretions. Preventive measures include adequate humidification and appropriate airway suctioning. Monitoring airway patency and removing obstruction are potentially life-saving components of airway management. Cuff pressure management is important for preventing aspiration and mucosal damage as well as assuring adequate ventilation. A number of new monitoring techniques have been introduced, and automated cuff pressure control is becoming more common. The respiratory therapist should be adept with all these devices and understand the appropriate application and management.

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