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Tracheostomy tubes of the appropriate type and size
Tracheostomy tube (one size smaller)
Trach tube ties or velcro strap
Dressing supplies, gauze
Hydrogen peroxide, sterile water, normal saline
Water soluble lubricant such as Surgilube or KY Jelly
Blunt-end bandage scissors
Tweezers or hemostats
Trach care kits and/or pipe cleaners (double-cannula trach tubes)
Luer lock syringes for cuffed trach tubes
Portable battery-powered suction machine
Suction connecting tubing
Normal saline solution
Sterile jars with screw tops (sterile specimen containers or sterilized baby food jars work well)
Saline ampules (“bullets“)
DeLee suction trap or syringe with catheter
Hand-powered Suction Devices A simple yet efficient suction unit for first responders, and a reliable backup for emergency healthcare providers.
YanKauer Suction Handle
Heat Moisture Exchanger (HME) (If you don't have an HME, use a room humidifier)
Mist heater (if ordered)
Croup or mist tent (rarely ordered today)
Hand washing supplies
Mucus traps for sputum specimens
Sterile or clean paper cups
Manual resuscitation (Ambu) bag with mask and trach adapter
Intercom, baby monitor or video monitor
Disposable Gloves (powder free)
Trach scarf or bib
Other Possible Equipment Needs
Oxygen Supply tubing
Nebulizer Equipment (Aerosolized medication delivery system)
Dura-neb Portable Compressor/Nebulizer
DeVilbiss® Pulmo-Aide® Compact Compressor/Nebulizer
Pressure manometer to check trach cuff pressure on cuffed tubes
Extra smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher suitable for electric as well as regular fires.
Consider an emergency generator if you have frequent power failures.
Start with clean hands, pans, containers and spoon
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