I work in a smaller community hospital in the Chicago Area. Usually I have pts with disposable shileys or reusable inner cannulas.
Lately we have had pts with trachs with NO inner cannula. I ask, how do we clean those?
I am told that we just clean around the site.
No one really gave me a clear answer. It doesnt really specify in our policy. And I cannot find it online.
One more question. To clean an inner cannula, do you use Sterile or Aseptic technique
I clean inner cannulas with hydrogen peroxide and sterile water or saline. And I clean around the site with mild soap and water and barrier (non alcohol), and then place a 4x4. On some sites I came across said you can clean inner cannula with tap water. Sterile or clean gloves? I always have used clean.