Troubles with tracheostomy tubes can be some of the most anxiety provoking complaints we see in the Emergency Department. Airway master and Dr. IC Cordes himself, Dr. Steven Carleton, MD PhD joined me on the podcast to help demystify 2 common tracheostomy related complaints - the bleeding trach site and the displaced tracheostomy tube.Read More
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?