Am J Otolaryngol 2022 Jun 7;43(5):103525. Epub 2022 Jun 7.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America; Global Tracheostomy Collaborative, Raleigh, NC, United States of America. Electronic address:
Objective: To investigate perspectives of patients, family members, caregivers (PFC), and healthcare professionals (HCP) on tracheostomy care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: The cross-sectional survey investigating barriers and facilitators to tracheostomy care was collaboratively developed by patients, family members, nurses, speech-language pathologists, respiratory care practitioners, physicians, and surgeons. The survey was distributed to the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative's learning community, and responses were analyzed. Read More