Trach on 70%? How to transport?

  1. I have a patient who is currently on a 70% aerosol trach collar. Double flow meter. How do I transport this patient? She's unable to go to 50% which is as high as my venti mask will go.
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  3. by   RNNPICU
    Sometimes for transporting a patient from one location to another a vent is used, but would need a physician ordering specific settings. Instead of transport are they considering ICU consult or Pulmonary consult? It may be unsafe to transport a patient on such high needs, but you would need to check with your units policy on transporting patients with a trach.
  4. by   meanmaryjean
  5. by   RNNPICU
    Quote from meanmaryjean
    That is a good idea, that way they could bag with 100% FiO2. Depending on how long they would be off the unit.

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