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Tracheotomy Care Handbook

How Do You Care for a Tracheotomy?

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center wants to assist you in understanding the care, equipment, issues and maintenance involved with a tracheotomy, also known as a “trach”:

The Tracheotomy Care Handbook provides information about:

  • Tracheotomy care 
  • Emergency care 
  • Equipment 
  • Home care 
  • Resources

Last Updated 12/2021


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