Always wash your hands before and after any tracheostomy tube care.
Clean the equipment the way your medical supply company shows you.
Change the gauze and tracheostomy ties when they are wet or dirty.
Saliva and secretions have germs that cause infection if they get into your airway. Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day.
Your medical supply company will teach you how to clean your equipment.
Each person that comes into your home should wash their hands.
Keep the skin around your stoma (neck opening) clean and dry. This will help prevent irritation and infection caused by secretions.
Clean your skin around the stoma with soap and water at least 2 times a day. Clean more often if there is drainage.