Our goal at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is to help you understand the care, equipment, issues and maintenance involved with a tracheal T-tube.

> The Department of Otolaryngology has created this manual for you.  Here you will find information about:

  • What you need to learn to care for your child
  • What a T-tube is and why your child needs it
  • Instructions on cleaning and suctioning the T-tube
  • What to do in emergencies and emergency equipment to keep on hand