TRACH-Support: A Conversation Tool for Tracheostomy and Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation

What might happen after a tracheostomy?

The questions below will be used to calculate how well people like your loved one do after a tracheostomy. The medical team can help you answer some of these questions. Patients with severe brain injury from lack of oxygen are not captured in these outcomes.

These outcomes DO NOT capture functional status. Some of the patients listed as going home went home with hospice or significant care needs.
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Funding by the National Institutes on Aging (1K23AG040696) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PI000116-01).