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Benefits of PDT

The Benefits of PDT

The benefits of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT)

PDT is performed using the Seldinger technique, which makes it less invasive compared to the surgical technique and allows the procedure to be performed at the bedside by surgeons and other trained clinicians.1

Performing PDT at the bedside eliminates the need to transport critically ill patients to the operating room.

Bedside PDT offers substantial cost savings due to the elimination of operating room expenses and anesthesia fees as well as the reduced physician time—minimizing overall hospital expenses while maintaining clinician reimbursement levels.2, 3

The benefits of percutaneous tracheostomy
  1. Vargas M, Sutherasan Y, Antonelli M, et al. Tracheostomy procedures in the intensive care unit: an international survey. Crit Care. 2015;19(1):291.
  2. Cobean R, Beals M, Moss C, et al. Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy: a safe, cost-effective bedside procedure. Arch Surg. 1996;131(3):265–271.
  3. Freeman BD, Isabella K, Cobb JP, et al. A prospective, randomized study comparing percutaneous with surgical tracheostomy in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 2001;29(5):926–930.