What is a tracheostomy tube?
A tracheotsomy is a surgical procedure performed, where an incision is made in the trachea or windpipe to form an opening in the trachea allowing a tube (trache tube) to be inserted into the opening.
Once the trache tube is in place it keeps the airway open allowing a normal breathing pattern and clearance of
Why would someone require a tracheotomy tube?
- Blockage of the airway – post-trauma, post-infection or congenital abnormality.
- Long term ventilatory or breathing support.
- Inability to properly clear the airway of secretions – neuromuscular abnormalities.
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