Tracheostomy-Related Deaths A Systemic Review, Eckart Klemm, Andreas Karl Nowak

Tracheotomies are frequently performed on ventilated patients in intensive care and sometimes lead to fatal complications. In this article, we discuss the causes and frequency of death.

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University of North Carolina’s Multi-Disciplinary Children’s Airway Center

A Multidisciplinary Children’s Airway Center: Impact on the Care of Patients With Tracheostomy

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Children’s National: GTC Experience

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative: one institution’s experience with a new quality improvement initiative

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Inpatient Nursing and Parental Comfort

Inpatient Nursing and Parental Comfort in Managing Pediatric Tracheostomy Care and Emergencies

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Doctor’s Two Tracheostomy Books For Free Download 

Dr. Itzhak Brook has made available his two books, "The Laryngectomee Guide" and "My voice, a physician's personal experience with throat cancer" for FREE download on these two sites (they are also available as paperback and Kindle at

Dr. Brook says "The Guide provides practical information on medical; dental and psychological issues; side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological issues; respiration; anesthesia; and traveling. I hope that [health care professionals and] patients will find these books useful and informative."

Clinical Practice Guidelines 

These multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines were developed by the AAO-HNSF. As defined by the Institute of Medicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines are “statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.” Guidelines are one way of increasing implementation of evidence into practice. They can serve as a guide to best practices, a framework for clinical decision making, and a benchmark for evaluating performance.