Prevention of Tracheostomy-Related Pressure Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Author(s): Chandler H. Moser, BSN, RN, CNOR, Anna Peeler, BSN, RN, CCRN, Robert Long, PhD, CRNA, Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, MS, MHS, RN, CRNA, Chakra Budhathoki, PhD, MS, Paolo P. Pelosi, MD, Michael J. Brenner, MD, and Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2025

Topics: Pulmonary, Skin/Wound Care

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

In the critical care environment, individuals who undergo tracheostomy are highly susceptible to tracheostomy-related pressure injuries. Medical devices account for approximately 30% of all pressure injuries, and an estimated 5.5% of medical device–related pressure injuries are attributed to tracheostomy tubes and appliances. Tracheostomy-related pressure injuries are particularly concerning because of the challenges they pose for wound care and the risk of potentially life-threatening infectious complications.


  • Identify the tools used to assess the tracheostomy site for skin injuries.
  • Summarize the interventions commonly used to prevent tracheostomy-related pressure injury.
  • Assess the evidence supporting the effectiveness of tracheostomy-related pressure injury prevention measures.

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