Cleaning the Inner Cannula:
Skin around the tube should be kept clean and dry.
Velcro tracheostomy ties can be washed and reused. Change the tie when wet, dirty, or frayed.
The purpose of suction is to remove secretions that you cannot cough out. Suction will clean your airway and help you breathe better.
Instilling Saline Solution:
The purpose of instilling saline solution into your airway is to stimulate a cough and clear secretions.
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