A study investigating the timing of tracheostomy in mechanically ventilated patients found no improvement in the risk of death within 30 days for patients who had the procedure within the first 4 days after admission compared to those after 10 days.
Providing proper humidification levels to invasively ventilated patients is of key importance. When the upper airway is bypassed during invasive mechanical ventilation, humidification is necessary to prevent a range of complications.
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