Flashcards in 5.2 Complications of laryngectomies Deck (5)
What are the complications that can happen when you someone gets a tracheostomy? (7)
- Displacement of tube
- Incorrect placement of the tube
- Tracheomalacia (softening of cartilage)
- Tracheal stenosis
What is the mortality rate of a tracheostomy?
What populations have a better option of mortality?
Greater problems for ER patients and small children
Other complications include ________ infection, hemorrhage, or _______ healing (scars and keloids)