Date Published

September 16, 2020

Updated For

ALS PCS Version 5.2


Remember that tracheostomy tube re-insertion per the Emergency Tracheostomy Tube Reinsertion Medical Directive, is still to be performed (with appropriate PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since the initial recommendations (Feb 6, 2020) paramedics are to consider withholding suction via an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube unless using a closed-system unit.  However, re-insertion is still a life-saving and allowable procedure during the pandemic.


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