Dr Ufaq Naseem, Dr Muhammad Nawaz Aslam,Dr Arfah Shahid
Introduction: Tracheostomyis performed in about 20% of patients who are on mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit. Objectives of the study: Our main objective is to find that can the regular application of flexible laryngoscopy to patient’s predecannulation solve the problem in hospital of having high numbers of hospitalized patients. Methodology of the study: The survey was conducted to determine the role of flexible laryngoscopy in tracheostomized patients for decannulation. Following increased cases of tracheostomized patients at primary and secondary health department. We formulated a questionnaire that was utilized to collect pertinent information for the analysis. After which, the obtained data was subjected to statistical tools to deduce information that might answer the question being studied. Results: The survey shows that most of the chronic patients were old, mostly 50 years and above. Additionally, the analysis revealed that for decannulation, the flexible laryngoscopy procedure is crucial and should be mandatory, especially for the pre decanualation then after decanualtiont for two years. The process enables doctors to identify problems and correct them. Therefore, the mentioned procedure ensures that patients do not stay long in hospitals after treacheaostomy. Conclusion: Thus, the hospital should make the process mandatory to ensure that patients do not remain long in the facility. The strategy will save the hospital money and time since fewer patients will be hospitalized.