A basic human need is oxygen. Often this need is comprised, necessitating an alternative method for oxygen delivery. This poster will explore reasons why a patient may need a tracheotomy, review trach basics, discuss the future of trachs and identify limitations for a client who has a tracheostomy. A comparison will be presented between various types of trach devices along with a discussion on how these life-saving devices are managed by patients. Providing information about tracheostomies will provide education about this growing procedure as well as promote safety for the care of the trached patient.