The Tracheostomy Tutor allows a secondary access to the airway.
It replaces the conventional tracheal cannula providing comfort, reducing the production of secretions and facilitating phonation.
Maintains the tracheostomy orifice permeable until its definitive closure is decided.
The tutor is fixed in the osteoma of the anterior tracheal wall and in the planes of the neck. Its introduction into the tracheal clearance is minimal.
The ring of the outer branch keeps it in the desired position.
Its external branch must be included permanently, so that the entrance of warm and humid air by the upper airway is possible.
- After removing a cannula or a t-tube, to avoid a definitive closure of the osteoma.
- Preserve the tracheostomy hole.
The osteoma tutor is introduced through the already formed tracheal orifice. Previously the surrounding skin will be sanitized and an antiseptic solution will be applied.
Since the tutor is small, the use of a lubricant is optional. The tutor is introduced by the stoma taking it between the thumb and forefinger or with the help of a curved forceps. Already in position and as it proceeds after the placement of the T-Tube model, the ring that fixes the lid, separated from the skin by a small gauze, will be applied. To remove the tutor, you must pull from its external branch.
The portion of the tutor that lodges inside the trachea consists of two small fins that make accidental extraction difficult. Therefore, there is no part of the device inside the trachea, as it happens with a conventional cannula, so that the aspiration from the tutor’s interior is unnecessary.
It also has a lid on its external branch that makes the aspiration of tracheal secretions possible in cases where, due to the abundance of these, it is useful.
The product should not be reused because this can cause cross contamination.