Tracheostomy Care

by Cathy Parkes October 28, 2020

When performing tracheostomy care, be sure to: Use split gauze dressing under tracheostomy plate (DO NOT cut gauze). Secure new tracheostomy ties before removing old ones.

When performing tracheostomy care, be sure to:

  • Use split gauze dressing under tracheostomy plate (DO NOT cut gauze).
  • Secure new tracheostomy ties before removing old ones.


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