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We provide care in three easily-accessible locations across the Rio Grande Valley.


1604 East 8th St., Suite A
Weslaco, TX
Phone: (956) 447-5557


5300 North McColl Rd., Suite 100
McAllen, TX
Phone: (956) 630-1000


1022 E. Griffin Pkwy.
Mission, TX 78572
Phone: (956) 833-6000


Tracheostomy Aspiration Care In McAllen

A tracheostomy provides airway access through a tube inserted into a small incision in the trachea. Taking care of a tracheostomy, and managing the increased risk of aspiration, requires careful and ongoing support. At our clinic, we can educate you and your family on the appropriate care of a tracheostomy, and provide the supplies you need to manage it effectively at home. Let us make this care easier and less stressful so you and your family can breathe better.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have been told you need tracheostomy aspiration care in McAllen, you may have questions about this treatment approach. Feel free to check out these FAQs and reach out to our professionals for assistance with any remaining questions you may have. We are here to help!

Tracheostomy aspiration care involves the regular removal of mucus and secretions from the airway to maintain clear breathing. Tracheostomy patients may have difficulty coughing up and clearing these secretions on their own, making aspiration care essential to prevent respiratory complications and maintain proper oxygenation.

The frequency of tracheostomy aspiration care depends on the patient’s specific needs and condition. Typically, it is recommended to perform aspiration care at least every 2-4 hours during the day and as needed at night. However, individual patient assessments, physician recommendations, and the consistency of mucus production can affect the exact frequency.

To perform tracheostomy aspiration care, you will need the following equipment:

  • Suction machine or bulb syringe
  • Sterile suction catheters of an appropriate size
  • Sterile saline solution or normal saline
  • Sterile gloves
  • A clean, disposable basin for disposing of used materials
  • Clean towels and tissues for patient care and cleanliness