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A tracheostomy tube holder is a necessary medical device in an advanced life-saving operation like an open heart surgery or dental surgery. It enables a chest tube to be placed through an opening in the neck. Sometimes, there is not enough room for placing a chest tube into the neck and an artificial tracheostomy tube can be used. These tubes are also called ventricular stents and they are made of a hollow metallic tube that is filled with a gas like nitrous oxide. When a person has a tracheostomy tube present in the throat, he or she will have no way to breathe.
The tracheostomy tube holder is placed above the neck so that the tube can be guided through the openings created by the anchor of the tracheostomy tube. There are different types of holders available. Some of them are manually operated and others are automatically operated. Those that are manually operated are better than the automatic ones because they do not require too much effort on the part of the patient.
One type of tracheostomy tube holder is the retractable tracheostomy tube holder. This one is usually installed inside the mouth of the patient. It is covered with a special mask that is designed to protect the patient's respiratory system during an oral procedure. A plastic sleeve is also used to fasten the mask in place.
Another type of tracheostomy tube holder is the protruding one. These devices are generally fixed at the backside of the patient's head. They are attached to a plastic rod that serves as the base unit of the tracheostomy tube. When the patient exhales, the head is tilted backwards allowing the air to flow out.
Some of these tracheostomy tubes are manually operated. However, there are some devices that are motorized. This is to allow for easier breathing and thus facilitate faster recovery. The person who has undergone the procedure will first insert the air into the machine. Then, he or she will manually operate the tracheostomy tube holder and guide the device to the desired position on the body.
Tracheostomy tubes may be required for some patients when they undergo procedures like chemotherapy. This is to ensure that the lungs of the person being treated with chemotherapy do not become damaged due to exposure to outside elements. However, this may not always be necessary. It is still best to know the advantages and disadvantages of using a tracheostomy tube holder before undergoing the procedure.