Trach care Trach care | allnurses

LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information

Trach care

  1. 0 Hi everybody or anybody! Just starting my last semester of the LPN program and we just picked up trach care. I know that this question is quite general but, I have found that exploring responses from experienced nurses helps my general comprehension of given topics. I have heard that this semester is absolutely crazy and I want to stay ahead of the game. I was just wondering if anyone has advice, tips or 'things that I should consider' when caring for a patient with a tracheostomy (cuffed or uncuffed).

    Thank you in advance
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  xtxrn profile page
    #1 1
    Don't let the ties/velcro get loose.
    Keep an obturator nearby at all times.
    Keep the cleaning of the inner cannula sterile.
    Suction with sterile technique.
    Don't suction TOO deeply.
    Have a new, spare trach at the bedside.
  4. Visit  J-NO profile page
    #2 1
    Thank you for the tips
  5. Visit  turnforthenurse profile page
    #3 2
    Keep suctioning equipment available including extra cannulas at the bedside.
    Make sure the suction works!
    Never apply suction while going into the airway (I have seen this! :smackingf)
    Always remember to hyperoxygenate before and after.
  6. Visit  J-NO profile page
    #4 1
    Again thanks for the tip(s). I love this team work much different from my last job
  7. Visit  Latrice11 profile page
    #5 1
    Oxygenate the pt before and in between suctioning. Also suction on the way out not while going in. There are several good videos on YouTube.