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Purpose: Maintain airway.
Use: Change 1-3 months.
Disposable Inner Cannula
Purpose: Keep Trach Tube clean and free of mucous and/or debris.
Use: Change twice daily (commonly morning and before bed)
Do not Attempt to clean or re-use.
Trach Tube Holder/Trach Ties
Purpose: Secure Trach Tube to the neck to prevent dislodge.
Use: Change weekly.
Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME)
Purpose: Provide moisture to the Trach when not using a humidifier.
Use: Change daily.
The HME is designed to retain moisture and may look slightly wet.
Do not attempt to clean or re-use.
Trach Care Kit
Purpose: Cleaning supplies for around Trach, Stoma and re-usable inner cannula.
Use: Clean daily. Contains Gloves, Pipe Cleaner, Trach Tube Brush, Twill Tape, 4x4 Gauze & Drain Sponges.
Items are sterile and should not be re-used.
Purpose: General cleaning and flushing.
Use: Use as need to flush in-line suction catheters, assist in cleaning re-usable inner cannula and/or general Trach care.
Purpose: Allow user to speak.
Use: Clean in mild soapy water daily or as needed when soiled or dropped. Do not rinse under strong running water. Replace as needed.
Purpose: Cover Trach Tube for administration of humidification, oxygen or medications.
Use: Clean daily with mild soapy water. Change month