Storage of Tubes and Supplies
Tracheostomy tubes and their accessories should be stored cool and dry, protected from
light and dust. UV radiation, in particular, can lead to premature aging and hardening of the material. Therefore, you should not expose tracheostomy tubes or their accessories to any illumination such as fluorescent lamps, for example, because they emit UV radiation.
The notes on the care of tracheostomy tubes and their accessories are based on the manufacturer's practical experience and are no substitute for the specialist advice given by the physician or trained nursing staff.