Changing Your Child’s Tracheostomy

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This interactive video demonstrates how to perform a trach change on your child.

Topics include:

  • how often to perform a trach change
  • what supplies are needed
  • how to prepare a new trach so it is ready to be placed — including inspection, lubrication and attaching new ties
  • how to position your child so the trach can be changed more easily
  • deciding roles for the two caregivers so the trach is changed safely
  • how to remove the old ties
  • assess and clean the neck
  • how to change the trach and assure it is placed correctly
  • how to place a new dressing
  • how to examine the old trach for any problems

There are two check your knowledge questions during the video to help understand the steps and how to complete them safely.

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