Measurement of tracheal tube cuff pressure in critical care.

We conducted an observational study to measure tracheal tube cuff pressures in the critical care environment, where prolonged intubation is common. Thirty-two patients were studied. Sixty-two per cent of all tracheal cuffs had intracuff pressures above the recommended value. We also conducted a telephone survey of 24 intensive care units within the Northern… CONTINUE READING