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Tracheostomy and Percutaneous Enteral Feeding Tubes

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Tracheostomy
    • Once used primarily for emergency mgt of upper airway obstruction; has evolved into an elective, bedside procedure in pts requiring prolonged ventilatory support.
    • Open tracheostomy (OT): open procedure performed at bedside or in OR. Allows direct visualization of trachea during cannulation.
    • Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT): alternative to OT; can be performed at bedside or in OR. Seldinger technique used for tracheal dilatation & tracheostomy tube placement.
  • Percutaneous enteral feeding tubes
    • Enteral nutrition is an important component in the mgt of critically ill pts.
    • Percutaneous enteral access developed as an alternative to laparotomy for feeding tube placement (eg, open gastrostomy & open jejunostomy).
    • Percutaneous enteral feeding tubes encompass a variety of techniques
      • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
      • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy (PEGJ)
      • Percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy (PRG)

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Last updated: May 13, 2010

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"Tracheostomy and Percutaneous Enteral Feeding Tubes." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534018/all/Tracheostomy_and_Percutaneous_Enteral_Feeding_Tubes.
Tracheostomy and Percutaneous Enteral Feeding Tubes. Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534018/all/Tracheostomy_and_Percutaneous_Enteral_Feeding_Tubes. Accessed March 23, 2019.
Tracheostomy and Percutaneous Enteral Feeding Tubes. (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534018/all/Tracheostomy_and_Percutaneous_Enteral_Feeding_Tubes
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