6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The Committee was advised that the tracheostomy tubes used in this procedure may become blocked because of contact with the posterior tracheal wall and difficulties with tracheal suctioning because of the shape of the tube.

6.2 The Committee was also advised that the tubes cannot readily be replaced and are not suitable for patients who need long‑term airway management.

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