A Research Article On Accidental Decannulation Following Placement Of A Tracheostomy Tube

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The aim of this paper is to critique the research article, “Accidental Decannulation Following Placement of a Tracheostomy Tube” published in Respir Care (White, Purcell, Urquhart, Joseph, and O’Connor, 2012). The article wants to find out the causes of increased rate of mortality and morbidity due to accidental decannulation following tracheostomy place in long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH). This paper seeks to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of this research process to establish its efficiency and practicality. Purpose The authors begin their initiation of the research article by stating their reason attention is needed to study the rate of accidental decannulation (AD). Due to the increment in the number of patients receiving protracted mechanical ventilation through artificial airway, much attention is needed to focus on how to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of accidental decannulation. Not much recognition is given to the complications of AD compared to accidental extubation following translaryngeal intubation (White et al., 2012). According to the authors, the research was triggered by two sentinel events, hence a research for the identification of the causes of AD in LTACH and implementation of strategies to curb the situation. The purpose of the article is clearly stated from the background statement, however, the introduction part doesn’t clearly specify if the problem or the research is particularly conducted on adults or pediatrics. This is

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