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This video demonstrates how to operate the portable suction machine used for suctioning tracheostomy patients. Topics include machine assembly, machine operation, machine cleaning, and reassembly.
Related Centers and Programs:
Family Learning Center, Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders
This video demonstrates how to suction a patient’s tracheostomy using an in-line catheter.
This video demonstrates how to suction a patient’s tracheostomy using a straight catheter.
A tracheostomy is a surgery done to create an opening into your child's windpipe below the level of the vocal cords.