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Minimal Leak Technique (Técnica de escape mínimo)

This video demonstrates properly inflating a cuffed trach tube using minimal leak technique (MLT). This technique inflates the cuff enough to minimize leak but ensures low pressure on the tracheal wall.

PHS created this video as a companion to our online education course for nurses. The video assumes an understanding of medical and technical information. Information in the video does not replace your care plan. Contact your health care provider if you have questions. You can find PHS online courses at