Tracheostomy Care Station

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Tracheostomy Care Station

Tracheostomy Care


  • Prevent infection of tracheostomy site to minimize tracheal trauma.
  • Maintain airway patency.

Applies To

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses


  • Tracheostomy suction supplies.*
  • Bedside table or workspace.
  • Towel.
  • Hydrogen peroxide.
  • Normal saline.
  • Three 4″ x 4″ gauze pads (or more if stoma has much drainage).*
  • Four cotton-tipped swabs.*
  • Split 4″ x 4″ pad (pre-cut tracheostomy dressing).*
  • Basin.*
  • Small brush.*
  • Tracheostomy ties.
  • Scissors.
  • Two pairs of disposable gloves.*


* If tracheostomy care is to be done with sterile technique, these items must be sterile.


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