Bedside tracheostomy: A STEP by STEP GUIDE

Astle, Sonia M.; Caulfield, Eileen V.
October 2003
RN;Oct2003, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p41
Academic Journal
Discusses a step-by-step guide to bedside tracheostomy. Definition of percutaneous tracheostomy; Supplies and equipment; Preparation of the patients.


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