August 11, 2022

Tracheostomy Emergencies

In this episode of the podcast, we will discuss tracheostomy emergencies. Tracheostomies are common in ICU patients. Every intensivist should be capable of recognizing and providing initial management to potentially serious complications associated with tracheostomies. Our guests are Drs. Laura Bontempo and Sara Manning, emergency physicians and educators with a special interest in the topic. Dr. Laura Bontempo is an associate professor of emergency medicine, and serves as Assistant Director for Faculty Development & Resident Education, in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Sara Manning is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Additional Resources:
Tracheostomy Emergencies. LJ Bontempo and SL Manning. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2019:

Link to Onepager on Tracheostomy Emergencies:

Bleeding Tracheostomy. Kenji Inaba MD. Presented at Essentials of EM:

Book Recommendations:
Who Moved my Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. By Spencer Johnson, et al:

Where the Red Fern Grows. By Wilson Rawls: