Percutaneous Tracheostomy: A Multidisciplinary Approach The techniques of performing a tracheostomy has transformed over time. Percutaneous tracheostomy is gaining popularity over open tracheostomy given its advantages and as a result the number of bedside tracheostomies has increased necessitating the need for a Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program. The Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is ... Article
Article  |   June 2008
Percutaneous Tracheostomy: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Vinciya Pandian
    Percutaneous Tracheostomy Service, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
  • Thai Tran Nguyen, MD
    Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
  • Marek Mirski, MD
    Percutaneous Tracheostomy Service, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
  • Nasir Islam Bhatti, MD
    Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD
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Article   |   June 2008
Percutaneous Tracheostomy: A Multidisciplinary Approach
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 87-98. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.87
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 87-98. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.87
Abstract

The techniques of performing a tracheostomy has transformed over time. Percutaneous tracheostomy is gaining popularity over open tracheostomy given its advantages and as a result the number of bedside tracheostomies has increased necessitating the need for a Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program. The Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is a comprehensive service that provides care to patients before, during, and after a tracheostomy with a multidisciplinary approach aimed at decreasing complications. Education is provided to patients, families, and health-care professionals who are involved in the management of a tracheostomy. Ongoing prospective data collection serves as a tool for Quality Assurance.

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