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Tracheostomy- Post Operative Care

► Some tubes have an inflatable cuff near the outer end to keep them from coming out and to prevent air from leaking around them.

► As long as the tracheostomy tube is in place, the inner cannula should be cleaned on a daily basis.

► Whenever the tube seems like becoming clogged with mucus, it will have to be cleared by suction.

► The procedures are important as a dirty cannula could lead to infection. and if the trach clogs up, the patient will be unable to breath.

► Cleaning and suctioning of the tracheostomy tube must be followed strictly and is perhaps one of the most important instructions given at the time of discharge.

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