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Measurement of endotracheal tube cuff pressure in ICU patients

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Janaka Priyantha Ranaweera

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Acting Consultant Anaesthetist

Base Hospital - Tissamaharama


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Abstract

This audit was conducted in a University Hospital in United Kingdom to determine whether tracheal tube cuffs were correctly inflated and to assess whether the cuff pressure was recorded routinely by the nursing staff in the ICU. 62.5% were within the recommended cuff pressure level. Of all the ICU recordings only 72% had recorded the cuff pressure according to the local protocol. Measurement and recording can be improved by adhering to the local protocol.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i1.4903

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i1.4903
How to Cite: Ranaweera, J.P., (2013). Measurement of endotracheal tube cuff pressure in ICU patients. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 21(1), pp.36–38. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v21i1.4903
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Published on 22 Feb 2013.
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