Old tracheostomy

We have a patient who is receiving wound care to her old trach site. Is that still considered attn. to tracheostomy until healed?


  • Anyone have an answer to this?? Doctor says "nonhealing tracheostomy site" for my patient. Was wondering the same thing or if "nonhealing" qualifies for a "malfunction of the stoma site". Please help!! Thanks!

  • This is just what I would think clinically.. As long as the stoma is still open, it is still considered a trach/stoma. If clinician is rendering wound care, then I would say, yes- "Attention to tracheostomy" is appropriate.

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