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The trach has a length, do not suction past that length. Very painful and stimulates cough. Only suction past that if point if you meet resistance, then use saline drops first and then suction again to remove mucus plug. If unable to remove with suctioning, then preform and emergency trach change.

I know that respiratory folks in hospitals suction deep, please do not do that to these kiddos.

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