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Considerations for tracheostomy

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To minimize the risks to staff, the tracheostomyshould ideally be undertaken when the patient is Coronavirus negative. However, the accuracy of the tests is currently not clear and in criticalillness, active shedding of the virus can beprolonged. It may not be clinically or practically feasible to wait for a negative result prior to undertaking tracheostomy.

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Contributed by: COVID-19 - A directory of resources
Authored by: The Royal Marsden
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First contributed: 08 February 2021
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