Use our resource to help you learn how to take care of your child’s tracheostomy (trach) at home. As you learn about the care your child needs, you may have a wide range of feelings. Please feel free to talk about your feelings or concerns with the nurses and doctors who are caring for your child.
Before you leave the hospital, you will have many chances to practice all of the things that you will need to do at home. A nurse will always be with you as you are learning. You may find that reading this page answers many of your questions. It may also help you to think of more questions. Please write down your questions so that you can ask your team when you see them. If anything in these pages is confusing, please ask your nurse to explain it. The more you understand about your child’s medical condition and care, the more comfortable you will feel at home.
Please note: The information included in this document is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute in any way for medical education, training, treatment, advice, or diagnosis by a healthcare professional. Lurie Children’s makes no warranties related to the information in this document. A qualified healthcare professional should always be consulted before making any healthcare-related decision.