Bivona has informed Pediatric Home Service (PHS) of a severe nationwide shortage of the material used to make tracheostomy tubes. PHS is working with patient families and local hospitals and clinics to develop plans that ensure patient safety. Check back for more details to come soon.
Bivona Trach Tube Shortage
Cleaning a Bivona Trach Tube
Place trach tube, obturator, and wedge in clean container filled with hot water and standard dish soap.
Allow parts to soak in soapy water for 60 minutes.
Use cotton tip swab to thoroughly clean inside and outside of:
– Trach tube flange
– Trach tube hub
– Trach tube shaft
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you remove all mucus from the trach tube.
Completely rinse trach tube, obturator, and wedge with hot water.
Disinfect trach tube, obturator, and wedge.
Disinfecting a Bivona Trach Tube
Fill clean pot with water. Bring water to rolling boil on stove.
Remove pot from heat after water begins to rapidly boil.
Immediately place trach tube, obturator, and wedge into water.
Cover pot with lid and allow water to cool.
Wash work surface and cover with clean towel.
Place all items on the clean towel and allow to air dry completely.
Store items in clean container.
Contact us with any questions
As always, PHS is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns related to our patient’s medical needs. Feel free to contact us or your respiratory therapist for more information.