Tracheotomy also referred to as Tracheostomy is basically a surgical procedure that is used to create a permanent opening called tracheostomy into the trachea (windpipe) from an incision on the anterior aspect of the neck for the installation of a breathing tube. This is where KEFI Home Healthcare comes in to assist you. Special care is essential to keep a Tracheostomy patient comfortable and well taken care of at home.
Tracheostomy is an important surgical procedure that is used in the treatment of several health complications like, in an emergency situation when the upper respiratory tract is blocked, a tracheotomy is performed to bypass the obstruction in the upper airway and provide oxygen to the lungs or to remove secretions from the lungs.
Regular care and management of a tracheostomy tube as per primary physician’s instructions, dressing changes in case of drainage from the site or irritation from the tube on the skin – these are some of the instances that require professional nursing care. Additionally, patients often require assistance in daily living, monitoring vitals and routine clinical care. These are also the various aspects that we cater to in the patients’ own homes.
Type of Care provided at KEFI:
- Tracheostomy skin care
- Suctioning the tracheostomy tube for clearing the mucus, proper breathing and avoiding chest infections
- Changing and cleaning the tracheostomy tube
- Cleaning and disinfecting respiratory supplies
- Assistance in activities of daily living
- Support with eating and drinking
- Incontinence management
- Medication management
- PEG Feeding
- Catheter Care
- Monitoring vitals
- 24 hour nursing care
- Monitoring fluid intake
- Attending to Post Insertion complications and Emergency care