Posted: July 11th, 2017

While changing the tapes on a tracheostomy tube, the client coughs and the tube is dislodged. Which is the initial nursing action?

While changing the tapes on a tracheostomy tube, the client coughs and the tube is dislodged. Which is the initial nursing action?

A. Call a respiratory therapist to reinsert the tracheotomy.
B. Cover the tracheostomy site with a sterile dressing.
C. Call the physician to reinsert the tracheotomy.
D. Grasp the retention sutures to spread the opening.

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