You are admitted a patient to your med-surg unit from the ICU who had a tracheostomy placed 72 hours ago. Which of the following pieces of equipment is the priority to keep at the bedsite at all times?

 

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- Obturator

- Inner cannula

- Outer cannula

- Clamps

Rationale

An obturator is kept at the bedside at all times in the event of an accidental decannulation.

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