The Tracheostomy Bag has been designed to be used by post-tracheostomy, or post-laryngectomy patients in conjunction with standard-sized tracheostomy and laryngectomy tubes. The purpose is that of a receptacle for excessive bronchotracheal secretions overflowing through the orifice of the tube. The collection of these secretions in a disposable receptacle will aid in the prevention of postsurgical complications, such as maceration and infection of the area (of skin) surrounding the tracheal stoma. It will also serve to protect bed clothing and linens.
The Tracheostomy Bag is constructed of plastic (polyethylene) material, and is of rectangular shape with heat-sealed edges. It may be adapted to all sizes of standard tracheostomy (or laryngectomy) tubes by varying the length and width along with the size of the opening which receives the inner tracheostomy cannula. The superior one half of the anterior surface has been cut away, so that the bag is lower in front than behind, providing for an unobstructed airway. There is a hole, of appropriate size, in the midline of the superior portion of the posterior surface to receive the inner tracheostomy cannula. The projecting lateral edges of
HARRISON GI. Tracheostomy Bag. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;71(6):956–957. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.03770060068009
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