Tracheostomy

 

A tracheostomy tube is a type of artificial airway that helps to protect the airway from aspiration.  In addition, the tracheostomy tube may be necessary in order to provide adequate mechanical ventilation with a home ventilator.  There are many different types of tracheostomy tubes that serve a variety of purposes.  One of the most important things to remember about tracheostomy tubes is that diligent and skilled care of the tube and stoma site is critical!  Our therapists at Respiratory Quality Services are experienced in managing patients with all types of tracheostomy tubes.  Click on the document below for a picture catalog of the trach supplies that you might need. 

 

Tracheostomy supply list with pictures