My name is Laura Castricone and I am a Certified Respiratory Therapist. I have been practicing in the state of Connecticut since 1992. I have worked in several aspects of respiratory care including sleep medicine, critical care, rehab, and home care. I earned my respiratory certification at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Prior to becoming an RT, I attended the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in English but left Uconn in my junior year to work with my father in the restaurant business. I stayed with him for over a dozen years. An education, by the way, that can never be bought! Once I married and had children, the restaurant business no longer fit my lifestyle. When my children were one and two years old, I decided to go back to school and that is where my career in respiratory care began. This career has been very rewarding and I have been blessed to meet some extraordinary people along the way. I grew up in Waterbury, CT, and now live in Litchfield County, CT with my husband and our crazy Jack Russell terrier, Hendrix. My hobbies include antiquing, gardening, writing plays, and painting miniature paintings.
The Benfits Of Heated Humidiflcation and pap-Hpfy
Try to keep the stoma area dry, do not put anything on the stoma without checking with your healthcare provider.If you are experiencing any on-going pain at the surgical site, or if something seems different in your stoma’s appearance, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Some patients need supplemental oxygen via their Tracheostomy tube. This will add a few more pieces to the set up. Learn all about Oxygen And Tracheostomy @HPFY
When someone has a tracheostomy, their nose is bypassed and they are breathing via their tracheostomy. Thus depriving our lungs of our natural way to heat, humidify and filter the air we breathe.The large volume nebulizer provides this humidification. Learn More @HPFY
When you exhale through the Heat/Moisture Exchanger, it captures your exhaled heat and moisture and on your next breath, it delivers that back to your airway. Learn More @HPFY