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Safety and feasibility of Above Cuff Vocalisation (ACV) for ventilator-dependant patients with tracheostomies

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Above Cuff Vocalisation involves passing retrograde gas flow via the subglottic suction port of standard tracheostomy tubes. We studied in detail the effectiveness and adverse effects of this underutilised technique in ten ventilator dependant critically ill patients.

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  • Authors: S Wallace, B McGrath, L Nicholson, T Felton, C Bowyer & A Bentley
  • Keywords: Tracheostomy, communication, vocalisation
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