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Unintentional decannulation or complete dislodgment of the tracheostomy tube in a tracheostomy-dependent patient should be acted upon swiftly. Accidental decannulation of a tracheostomy tube is the unplanned or unintentional removal of the tracheostomy tube from the tracheostomy stoma (the surgically created opening in the trachea). It may become dislodged due to inadvertent movement or manipulation by the patient or caregiver. and can happen during cleaning, dressing changes, or repositioning. This situation can be potentially life-threatening, as the airway can become compromised.
How To Manage Decannulation
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