The functioning of tracheostomy
Suction the opening and the trach tubing
Assess the patients lung sounds
Replace the trach tubing with an Ambu-bag and provide two measured breaths
Check capillary refill in the fingertips.
Decrease the client’s anxiety by increasing the size of the airway.
Provide increased cerebral oxygenation, thereby preventing further respiratory depression.
Facilitate nursing care since tracheal tubes have fewer side effects than nasotracheal tubes.
Provide more controlled ventilation and ease removal of secretions the client is unable to handle.
Establishing means of postoperative communication.
Drawing blood for serum electrolytes and blood gases.
Inserting an indwelling catheter and attaching it to dependent drainage.
Doing a surgical prep of the neck and upper chest wall.
Bag Valve Mask
Practice standard precaution and perfrom tracheostomy care.
Discard the dressing with discharges.
Practice standard precaution, perform tracheostomy care, and report the signs of infection.
Use sterile gloves
Proper waste disposal
1/3 of the diameter of the trach.
1 to 2 cm in diameter.
No larger than 1/2 diameter of artificial airway d/t atelectasis risk