"Children are not little adults!" - even if this sentence may seem a little trite to some, it remains true.
Various products are also available for the cleaning and care of tracheostomas. These are, for example, special cleaning wipes, which are essential if using fixable base plates with an HME filter cassette, for filtering, warming and humidifying the respiratory air.
Basically, every patient is at high risk of spontaneously getting into an emergency situation after a tracheostomy. Even an unintentionally inhaled, larger foreign body can cause respiratory distress and cannot be coughed up productively due to reduced or non-existent subglottic pressure. There is a risk of suffocation without immediate endotracheal suction