Medline Adult Tracheostomy Tube Neckband
- VALVE, ANTI DISCONNECT FOR TRACH TUBE / Tracheostomy Tube Holder. Tracheostomy Tube Holder: Keeps tracheostomy tube securely in place.
- Soft strap features an adjustable Velcro closure.
- One size fits all.
- Soft compliant foam laminate with elastic adjustment increases patient comfort and accommodates coughing and edema while still Providing a snug fit.
- Soft twill ribbon between collar and tube helps prevent sliding and patient irritation, and also helps prevent neckband from becoming soiled.
- New Patient Product – Designed as an aid in preventing accidental ventilator disconnections at the trach site and stabilize the trach tube. Vent Tie, Anti-Disconnect.
Features of the Tracheostomy Tube Neckband
- Soft, comfortable straps have adjustable hook-and-loop closures to keep tracheostomy tubes securely in place, ensuring uninterrupted airflow
- Twill ribbon between collar and tube helps prevent sliding and patient irritation and also helps prevent neckband from becoming soiled
- Hook-and-loop fastener tabs engage and disengage trach plate quickly and easily
- Soft cotton flannel liner for patient comfort
- Cleaning and dressing changes can be done easily without using twill tape
- Two-piece adjustable neckband strap allows for a custom fit
- Easy to apply
When And Who Will Need Tracheostomy Tube Neckband ?
- To clear an obstruction in the upper airway
- To eliminate and clean secretions from the airway
- To provide more oxygen more safely and efficiently to the lungs.
Why Is Tracheostomy Done ?
The situations that could require a tracheostomy are:
- A medical condition that requires the need for a breathing machine (ventilator) during a long duration, typically longer than two weeks or less.
- Health issues that can block your airway, for instance voice cord paralysis or throat cancer
- Neurological problems, paralysis or other medical conditions make it difficult to cough mucus from the throat. They also require suctioning directly to the ventricle (trachea) to open your airway.
- Prepare yourself for any major neck or head procedure to help with breathing during the recovery.
- Traumas to the head or neck can cause obstruction in breathing.
- Other situations in which breathing becomes difficult or intubation is not working
Care of Tracheostomy Tube
- Clean the tube regularly to avoid blockage and infection.
- Suctioning is to be performed in the manner required(visible secretions, noise breathing) to ensure that the airway remains open.
- Change the catheter at least every 8 hours and maintain it safe and clean without risking contamination.
- Tracheostomy treatment is a safe procedure.
- When you are able to access the tracheostomy you must wash your hands thoroughly using the soapy water.
- Wear gloves and apply hand rubs.
1. What is a tracheostomy tube holder used for?
Ans- The Tracheostomy Tube Holder is used to secure the tracheostomy tube and to aid prevention of accidental decannulation for patients with a tracheostomy tube in place.
2. Can you eat with a tracheostomy tube?
Ans- Most people will eventually be able to eat normally with a tracheostomy, although swallowing can be difficult at first. While in hospital, you may start by taking small sips of water before gradually moving on to soft foods, followed by regular food.
3. Can you talk with a tracheostomy tube?
Ans- It’s usually difficult to speak if you have a tracheostomy. Speech is generated when air passes over the vocal cords at the back of the throat. But after a tracheostomy most of the air you breathe out will pass through your tracheostomy tube rather than over your vocal cords.
4. Why is tracheostomy removed?
Ans- When a tracheostomy is no longer needed, it’s allowed to heal shut or is surgically closed. For some people, a tracheostomy is permanent.
5. Can tracheostomy be removed?
Ans- Your healthcare team will help you determine when it’s appropriate to remove the tracheostomy tube.