Changing of a Tracheostomy Tube

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Changing of Tracheostomy Tube Station

Changing of Tracheostomy Tube Station

Purpose

  • Prevent respiratory infection.
  • Maintain adequate ventilation.
  • Prevent any tracheal damage.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses

Equipment/Supplies

  • Tracheostomy care and suctioning supplies (See Tracheostomy Care procedure).
  • Tracheostomy tube.*
  • 5 to 10 ml syringe.
  • Water-soluble lubricant.
  • Stethoscope.
  • Disposable gloves.

* Note: Use sterile tube as ordered by the physician.