New Method of Endotracheal Tube Fixation in Long Term Care Settings-Raheja Hospital Method
Sanjith Saseedharan, Roopa Karanam*, Suyash Kulkarni and Roonam Chaddha
Raheja hospital, Intensive care unit, Mahim, Mumbai, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Roopa Karanam
Raheja hospital, Intensive care unit
Mahim, Mumbai, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 02, 2014; Accepted date: October 27, 2014; Published date: October 31, 2014
Citation: Saseedharan S, Karanam R, Kulkarni S, Chaddha R (2014) New Method of Endotracheal Tube Fixation in Long Term Care Settings-Raheja Hospital Method. J Anesth Clin Res 5:456. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000456
Copyright: © 2014 Saseedharan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Endotracheal intubation is a common practice in critical care areas like the intensive care unit. Fixation becomes most important when the duration for which tube is inserted is for a long period of time as in the intensive care unit. Optimal Stabilization of the endotracheal tube is the most important step after the endotracheal tube has passed beyond the vocal chords and the cuff is inflated. We describe a new method of endotracheal tube called tripod fixation which seems to be close to ideal method of endotracheal tube stabilization.