Percutaneous tracheostomy, a minimally invasive bedside procedure, is indicated to provide a long-term secure airway for elective critically ill patients and it is widely used in critical settings. This webinar will discuss the use of such procedure in post-COVID-19 Intensive Care Units.
- To assess a stepwise approach in maintaining upper airway patency and peri-procedural oxygenation, enhance patient safety during the procedure and plan to maintain a post-procedure safe airway.
- To properly select the timing and technique of tracheostomy in critically ill patients.
- To identify appropriate indications and contraindications for decannulation of a tracheostomy tube, weaning protocols in patients with indwelling tracheostomy and long term outcomes after tracheostomy.
Topics and Experts:
“Airway management for percutaneous tracheostomy”
Prof Sheila MYATRA
President-Elect of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM).
“Selection and timing: which patient and when?”
Prof Giacomo GRASSELLI
Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan (IT)
“Weaning with a tracheostomy and long-term outcomes”
Prof Abhinav AGRAWAL
Northwell Health, New York (USA)
Prof Massimo ANTONELLI
Former ESICM President
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