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.
After a serious illness and sometimes long-term or even permanent changes in physical integrity such as a tracheostoma, the return to everyday life is often perceived as a particular challenge by those affected and their relatives.
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