tracheostomy care

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2214
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A definition of the medical term "tracheostomy care" is presented. It is the management of the tracheostomy wound and the airway device. The patient should be suctioned accordingly to remove secretions. Sterile technique is maintained throughout the procedure. Before suctioning, the patient should be aerated well.


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