Cylinder & Anesthesia Machine
All of the following are true about metallic tracheostomy tube except:
|A||Changed every 8 days|
|C||Easy for weaning|
Changed every 8 days
Tracheostomy tubes are metallic, plastic and rubber. Nowadays plastic (PVC) tubes are in common use. Metal tube are more traumatic but advantages are:
a. Less breakage.
b. Less infections, as inner tube can be replaced.
c. Easy weaning not considered an advantage now a days.
The outer tube need not be changed and inner tube can be removed cleaned and replaced back