Trach re-insertion still allowed during the pandemic
Proper Airway Positioning of the Morbidly Obese Patient
Remember that tracheostomy tube re-insertion per the Emergency Tracheostomy Tube Reinsertion Medical Directive, is still to be performed (with appropriate PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the initial recommendations (Feb 6, 2020) paramedics are to consider withholding suction via an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube unless using a closed-system unit. However, re-insertion is still a life-saving and allowable procedure during the pandemic.