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Tracheostomy Nurse Expert Witness

Tracheostomy Nurse Expert WitnessAn attorney working on a nursing home case recently retained a nurse expert witness who has experience in caring for the patient with a tracheostomy to opine on a negligence of care, which resulted in the death of a patient. Patients with Trach are at high risk for airway obstruction, impaired ventilation, skin breakdown, tracheoesophageal fistula, and infection as well as other fatal complications. Tracheostomy emergencies include hemorrhage, tube dislodgement, and loss of airway, and tube obstruction. Nursing staff caring for trach patients must understand the immediate postoperative and long-term management.

Indications for placing tracheostomy tubes can be grouped into 4 general categories: ventilation, airway obstruction, airway protection, and secretions.

Med League is a legal nurse consulting company, assisting attorneys nationwide in providing nurse expert witnesses who are experienced in assessing and identifying emergency interventions in patients with tracheostomy. Contact Med League today to discuss your next case!

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