Morbidity and Mortality Conference with Dr. LaFollette
One of the most dreaded days in the ED, a post-trach patient presents with a small bleed that stopped, is this one of 50% of patients with a TI fistula waiting to unleash?
- 0.3% occurrence after routine tracheotomy
- Incidence peaks 7-14 days after procedure
Once the patient starts massively bleeding - what's your next move hotshot?