A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating a small opening in the front of the neck and inserting a tube into the windpipe (trachea) to help a person breathe. This procedure is often done when a person is unable to breathe on their own due to an injury or medical condition affecting the airway. The tube can be connected to a ventilator or oxygen supply to provide breathing support. Tracheostomy may be temporary or permanent, depending on the person's condition. At Hpfy, you will get a wide range of Tracheostomy Supplies from top-selling brands and manufacturers to best suit your needs and comfort.
Tracheostomy care is incomplete without our range of tracheostomy supplies and trach supplies. These products have been designed keeping in mind both the patient and the trach caregiver. Tracheostomy products offer comprehensive support to individuals with a stoma throat on the airway to help with breathing and suction secretions. We carry a range of high-quality tracheostomy equipment like aspirators, trach collars, and trach tubes from trusted manufacturers to provide the best support to patients. All items are from trusted and leading manufacturers like Covidien/Medtronic, Atos Medical, Smiths Medical, Carefusion Corporation, Cardinal Health, etc.
Tracheal humidifiers or HMEs (heat moisture exchange) are an integral part of tracheostomy supplies because they warm and moisten the air that is inhaled. HME is also known by other names like an artificial nose or a Swedish nose because it does the work of a nose/mouth, which provides warmth and moisture and filters the air inhaled. A tracheostomy rules out this advantage; hence, an artificial humidifier becomes essential.
The HME filter fits onto one end of the trach tube and provides greater breathing comfort by conditioning, moisturizing, and warming the incoming air. Humidification keeps the secretions thin and gets rid of mucus plugs. HME addresses the risk of infection by airborne pathogens and filters small airborne particles like bacteria, viruses, dust, and pollen. The device needs to be changed daily to prevent the accumulation of secretions.
There is a whole line of tracheal humidifiers from well-known brands like Airlife, DAR, Hudson RCI, Kimvent, Provox, and more. We carry HMEs for infants, HME starter kits, and HMEs with suction ports and in different shapes and sizes.
Tracheal masks or tracheostomy masks are for use during tracheostomy and laryngectomy aerosol therapy. The neckband is comfortable and made of a soft, non-biting material. The swivel tubing connector swivels 360 degrees and allows access from either side. Patient comfort is provided with the soft cotton strap, which permits accurate airway assessment and management. We carry Allied, Airlife, and Hudson RCI tracheal masks, which accept 22 mm corrugated tubing and come in adult and pediatric sizes.
Tracheostomy tubes are inserted into a stoma tracheostomy providing a passage into the lungs. A tracheal tube consists of three parts – outer cannula with neck plate/flange, inner cannula, obturator trach.
The outer cannula keeps the tracheostomy open. The neck plate or flange holds the tube in place and has holes through which sutures, cloth trach ties or Velcro straps are pushed in to secure the device around the neck. Options are available for single cannula tubes or dual cannula tubes.
A dual cannula tube has an inner cannula that is inserted into the outer cannula. It can be brought out for cleaning. Once inserted into the outer cannula, it is kept locked to prevent it from being coughed out.
The obturator tracheostomy is a device used to insert the tracheostomy tube. It is also referred to as a pilot that guides the tube into the trachea to prevent tissue damage.
We also carry tracheal care kits, which include trach cleaning brushes, twill tapes, cotton-tipped applicators, tracheostomy dressings, gloves, pipe cleaners
Yes, you'll continue to live as long as you clean and change your tracheostomy tube to help prevent infection and reduce the risk of complications.
Generally, a tracheostomy prevents speaking because exhaled air goes out the tracheostomy opening rather than up through your voice box. But there are devices and techniques for redirecting airflow enough to produce speech.
While you're healing, swallowing will be difficult. You'll receive nutrients through an intravenous (IV) line inserted into a vein in your body, a feeding tube that passes through your mouth or nose, or a tube inserted directly into your stomach.
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Tracheostomy is a surgical process by which an opening is created in the neck leading directly into the breathing tube, i.e. the trachea. The tube is inserted by making a cut in the neck below the vocal cords to allow air to flow into the lungs. A tracheostomy can either be temporary or permanent.
The initial 1-2 days are tough for the patient who finds it difficult to breathe or speak. Gradually, the patient will learn to breathe through the tracheostomy tube. A speech therapist or the doctor can help learn to talk with the trach tube or other speaking devices. Learning to live with the trach may take a fortnight.
It is important to take very good care of a tracheostomy tube. The trach tube and the skin around it need to be cleaned at least once daily or more often if needed. Change the trach ties weekly or more often if required. The inner cannula should be changed at least once every 8 hours or more frequently if indicated.