Trach patient in SNF?
Feb 25, '11
I was just wondering if it's okay to have a patient with a trach in SNF due to no beds being available in a subacute unit. Any input?
Feb 26, '11
Depends upon the facility...
Feb 26, '11
Depends on the facility. We generally bump our patients to a SNF with their trach from the Subacute once the ventilator is weaned. Or they might go to a Rehab that takes trachs depending on their PT tolerance hours.
Feb 27, '11
My first job as a nurse in NYwas in a nursing home. We had one big unit just for pulmonary patients, 24 ventilator beds, and the rest were for trach collar and other copd patients. Hope this help.
Mar 10, '11
Cuffless, trached pt's should be able to go to any floor or facility, as long as proper education has been given to the staff.
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