Learn More About Trach Care
What is a Tracheostomy?
A tracheostomy is a surgically created opening through the trachea (windpipe) to allow direct access for a breathing tube to be inserted. This procedure may be ordered by your doctor to help with certain conditions that make breathing more difficult. Those conditions could include severe lung disorders, neurological conditions, or an infection.
Some common conditions a patient may have that requires a tracheostomy:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Motor Vehicle accidents
- Post-COVID treatment
- Vocal cord paralysis (VCP)
- Laryngeal injury or spasms
- Congenital abnormalities of the airway
- Severe neck or mouth injuries
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Need for prolonged respiratory support such as Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
In addition to continuous nursing, we perform daily trach maintenance and comprehensive respiratory services to minimize complications, maintain stability, and return the individual to his or her highest level of functionality or independence.