transtracheal oxygen


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transtracheal oxygen

[-trā′kē·əl]
Etymology: L, trans, across; Gk, tracheia, rough artery, oxys, sharp, genein, to produce
the administration of oxygen via a low-flow catheter inserted directly into the trachea. It is sometimes preferred to the administration of oxygen through a nasal cannula because there is limited loss of oxygen to the environment. Disadvantages include increased risk of infection.

transtracheal oxygen

Oxygen that is delivered to the lungs via a cannula placed directly into the trachea.
See: transtracheal oxygenation
See also: oxygen
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These were subjective perceptions of quality of life, relationships with others, functional abilities in life activities, and changes in life since the use of transtracheal oxygen.
Another interesting pattern which arose involved the failure to name the transtracheal oxygen device by subjects.
The subjects often mentioned that transtracheal oxygen made it easier to be active even if only in their own home.
Instead they referred to the transtracheal oxygen catheter as "it," "the thing" or obscurely as "you know.
All of the subjects were able to care for the transtracheal oxygen catheter.