National Tracheostomy Emergency Airway Algorithm for the laryngectomy patient, a must for clinical practice and teaching
A useful guide to tracheostomies from Portsmouth hospital.
Also there is a comprehensive National Tracheostomy Safety Project guide to tracheostomy that is too large to upload here. See here for the link to www.tracheostomy.org.uk
NCEPOD report: On the right Trach; executive summary and recomendations in the care of tracheostomy patients
Brief executive summary of the NCEPOD report. Worth reading and mentioning if answering a question on tracheostomies (it was in my exam).
Tracman trial 2013 JAMA; Early vs Late Tracheostomy
Link to JAMA website with full text Tracman trial results. See The Bottom Line review here. Early (day 4) vs Late (day 10) no difference in mortality. Half of those randomised to late group didn't actually need a tracheostomy. Thus we are not very accurate in predicting who will need a tracheostomy when assessed early so maybe we should wait.
T Cook advice on ETC02 in cardiac arrest. Flat trace = Oesophageal intubation
Communication in Anaesthesia regarding the use of ETC02 in cardiac arrest. Note that a flat ETC02 in first 30 mins of cardiac arrest suggests Oesophageal intubation. See tragic coroners case here