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5 Tips for At-Home Tracheostomy Care
A tracheostomy tube supports breathing for those who cannot breathe normally due to an injury to the head or the neck or some issue with the windpipe. The placement of a tracheostomy tube can be short-term or long-term. HPFY understands these concerns, which is why we have listed some tips to help you settle in easily at home.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY TRACHEOSTOMY DECANNULATION?
A decannulation is when the tracheostomy tube is removed from the neck This is a procedure planned by a physician
A speaking valve is a one way valve that fits over the tracheostomy tube. The valve only allows air to be breathed in via the tracheostomy. When one exhales, the valve closes and air is pushed up via the larynx (the voice box) to exit via the nose and mouth. This facilitates improvements in voice, cough, smell and taste, and secretion management.
Cleaning the Tracheostomy Tube
As you know that the tube has two major parts the outer cannula and the inner cannula. The outer cannula is fixed and cannot be removed but the inner cannula can be removed for cleaning purposes. The tracheostomy inner cannula tube should be cleaned two to three times per day or more as needed.
What You Should Know About Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory ailments can diminish our quality of life, and among the many diseases that can make our breathing difficult is pulmonary fibrosis. This rare disorder (fewer than 200,000 cases a year) can make breathing difficult due to lung scarring over time. We can give you all the facts about pulmonary fibrosis, its symptoms, and potential treatments for living with this disorder.
Independent Living – 7 Things to Consider
Independent living residences are designed to make life easier for seniors and have become very popular in recent years. If you have been thinking about independent living for yourself or a loved one, we have everything you need to consider before deciding.
5 Best Gauze Dressings for Wounds
The proper dressing is a crucial step in wound healing. With the appropriate environment, you can avoid longer healing time and the possibility of infection. Take a look at the wound care section of your local CVS, and your head may explode with all the options available. Often, gauze dressings are the best choice.
Take a Hike – 5 Things To Bring Along
One of the best things about warmer weather is that it brings us out of the house. If you live in an area that experiences cold winters like me, the first crocus that pops through the ground is an excuse to be outside. But the great outdoors can bring a whole other series of issues. Read More.
Early Signs of Dementia: A Comprehensive Checklist
While there are many health problems that might arise as we become older, dementia may be the most terrifying one. Not only the individual with dementia, but also their family and loved ones nearby, may find it distressing to consider the possibility of impaired facilities. On them, sometimes, it's worse! Nevertheless, because there is now no treatment for this terrible condition, seeing its early indicators can aid in early intervention and perhaps even slow down its signs and symptoms.
The 5 Best Post-Mastectomy Silicone Breast Forms
After mastectomy surgery, many women may opt for breast forms to regain self-confidence without undergoing cosmetic surgery. As you can imagine, with so many available breast forms, finding the right one can make your head spin. But we're here to help! We have singled out the best five silicone breast forms.