Patient Workbook & Guide: FastTract Procedure - Serious Symptoms
|Patient Workbook & Guide: FastTract Procedure|
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Call your doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Your SCOOP catheter comes out of your tract and you can’t reinsert it.
- Severe or increasing cough.
- Severe or increasing shortness of breath.
- Extreme nervousness.
- Increased sputum production.
- Blueness of the lips or fingernails.
- Increasing tenderness of the tract.
- Fever greater than 99.5o F.
- Increasing swelling of the neck and face.
Be sure to record your doctor’s phone number in the front of this booklet.
Ten SCOOP Rules
- The SCOOP catheter should never be out of your tract for more than a few minutes, or the tract may begin to close.
- Always keep the SCOOP catheter clean to ensure proper function.
- If you believe the SCOOP catheter isn’t working properly, first clean it. If you still believe the catheter isn’t working, put on nasal prongs and call your doctor. Do not remove the catheter.
- If your humidifier pop-off is making noise, clear any hose blockage and clean the SCOOP catheter.
- The SCOOP catheter must never be removed or inserted while oxygen is flowing through it.
- Always keep your tract opening clean and dry. Do not use any antibiotic, ointment or cream around the tract opening.
- Always keep the SCOOP oxygen hose under your shirt, blouse, t-shirt or pajama top and clipped to the right side of your pants, shorts, skirt or pajama bottoms.
- Don’t pull, twist, crush, cut, glue, boil, alter or abuse any SCOOP product. Treat your SCOOP transtracheal system like a lifeline.
- Replace SCOOP catheters and hoses routinely every 90 days. Any SCOOP product that is cracked, broken, develops a permanent kink or foul odor should be immediately replaced and discarded.
- When traveling, always take catheter cleaning supplies, your nasal prongs and a spare SCOOP catheter and hose with you.