Trach patient in SNF?

  1. 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?
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  3. by   tewdles
    Depends upon the facility...
  4. by   GreyGull
    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.
  5. by   Nursebarebari
    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.
  6. by   dmc_rrt
    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.