The tracheostomy tube is medical equipment, placed into the trachea by incision into the neck to allow direct access to the breathing tube. It helps in breathing rather than through the nose and mouth.
Tracheostomy tube provides a passage for air to aid in breathing when the usual route for respiration is somehow blocked or narrow. It is often required during Long term illness, Neurological problem, Head or neck surgery and Removal of secretion from the upper airway and delivers oxygen to the lungs.
In rare cases, an emergency tracheotomy is performed due to traumatic injury to the face or neck causes sudden blockage of the airway.TECHNICAL FEATURES:
Tracheostomy tube is medical equipment which allows a passage for air to aid in breathing when the usual route for respiration is blocked or narrow.
The tracheostomy wound heals in 1 to 2 weeks.
Two types of tracheostomy tubes are available.
The sizes available are 5mm- 10mm.