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1

What are the complications that can happen when you someone gets a tracheostomy? (7)

- Pneumothorax
- Bleeding
- Displacement of tube
- Incorrect placement of the tube
- Granulomas
- Tracheomalacia (softening of cartilage)
- Tracheal stenosis

2

What is the mortality rate of a tracheostomy?

2%

3

What populations have a better option of mortality?

Greater problems for ER patients and small children

4

Other complications include ________ infection, hemorrhage, or _______ healing (scars and keloids)

Stoma

Poor

5

What often occurs due to a cuff that has too much pressure?

Tracheoesophageal fistula