Individuals with tracheostomies need specialized care and regular maintenance of the tracheostomy tube. Homecare services include cleaning, suctioning, and monitoring the tracheostomy site to prevent complications.
- Suction your tracheostomy tube. This clears the secretions from your airway so it's easier to breathe.
- Clean the suction catheter. This helps prevent infection.
- Replace the inner cannula.
- Clean your skin around your tracheostomy.
- Moisturize the air you breathe.