For patients with a trach or ventilator

  • Organized bag with a shoulder strap
  • Battery-operated suction machine and tubing
  • Suction catheters
  • Resuscitation bag (ambu)
  • Vials of normal saline for lavage
  • Tissues
  • Water in a screw-top bottle for rinsing tubing
  • Back-up trach and emergency trach – (one size smaller) and lubricant
  • 5cc syringe to inflate/deflate the trach cuff (if applicable)
  • Gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • List of emergency telephone numbers
  • List of current medications
  • Any medications that my need to be taken on outing
  • Any feedings and supplies that may need to be taken on outing
  • Full oxygen tank (if needed)
  • Humidification source and back-up (Thermovent)
  • Cell phone (if available)
  • Power source and adapter for the car
  • If on a ventilator, be sure the internal and external batteries are fully charged.

For patients with a gastrostomy tube/button

  • Spare G-tube or G-button for emergency re-insertion; lubricant
  • Foley catheter to place in stoma if no spare is available
  • 10cc syringe for the balloon (if applicable)
  • Formula that is ordered
  • Feeding supplies that may be needed for outing
  • Medications; syringes for administering
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gloves
  • Hand towel for drips
  • water for flushing tube
  • Feeding pump, if on continuous feeds (charged)