Open Tracheostomy Suctioning in Singapore

Tracheostomy suctioning removes thick mucus and secretions from the trachea and lower airway that cannot be cleared by coughing. Need help with open tracheostomy suctioning? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure at home today!

About Open Tracheostomy Suctioning

Tracheotomy, or tracheostomy, is a surgical procedure which consists of making an incision on the neck and opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea. It helps to bypass any obstructed upper airway and usually delivers oxygen to the lungs more safely.

Tracheostomy suctioning is a procedure that removes thick mucus and secretions from the trachea and lower airway that cannot be cleared by coughing via the incision. 

Who Needs Open Tracheostomy Suctioning?

Open tracheostomy suctioning is mainly required for individuals who are unable to cough properly due to paralysis, muscle weakness, or pain when coughing. Those who have a moist cough that does not clear secretions, are unable to effectively clear secretions from the throat or are having difficulty breathing may also need open tracheostomy suctioning.

Suctioning is usually done when you wake up and right before bed, and after respiratory treatments.

Open Tracheostomy Suctioning Procedure

Items Needed

  • Suction machine 
  • Suction catheter (size 8, 10, 12, 14)
  • Sterile water for flushing
  • Gloves
  • Masks as a precautionary measure for droplets or spit

Requirements

  • Ensure that you have the items above at home
  • 1 way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed

Cost of Open Tracheostomy Suctioning in Singapore

Our nurses are equipped with the skills to perform open tracheostomy suctioning. Rates for the procedure are as stated.

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* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs.

Open Tracheostomy Suctioning

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$ 60 /procedure*
* An additional $30 surcharge applies for urgent requests within 24hrs.

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Top questions about Open Tracheostomy Suctioning

Service FAQ

When do you need open tracheostomy suctioning?

Tracheostomy suctioning is usually done to remove thick mucus and secretions from your airway that you are not able to clear by coughing. This is usually done after any respiratory treatments, when the patient wakes up, or right before going to bed.

You may need suctioning if you experience the following:

  • A moist cough that doesn’t clear secretions.
  • If you are unable to effectively clear liquids or secretions from the throat.
  • Difficulty in breathing

Who are the Homage Care Professionals?

Homage Care Professionals are Singaporeans (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.

Are there subsidies for Homage's open tracheostomy suctioning services?

Yes. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for financial subsidy under the Home Caregiving Grant to defray the cost of caregiving services.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria and application process via the Agency for Integrated Care website.

How fast can I receive care by Homage?

Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.

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