Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Tube Care

A tracheostomy (sometimes called a trach – rhymes with “cake”) is a small opening, or stoma, in your throat. The stoma is created with surgery. Inserting a tube into the tracheostomy makes breathing easier because the tube keeps your windpipe open. A nurse, doctor, or other patient educator will teach you how to care for your tracheostomy. This information will serve as a tool to help you remember what you learned in the hospital.

Lary Tube Care
Tracheostomy Care
Tracheostomy Care – Spanish