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Why Do Some People Need To Have A Tracheostomy?

A tracheostomy is usually done to bypass an obstructed upper airway or to clean and remove secretions from the airway or to more easily, and more safely, deliver oxygen to the lungs. Learn more about it @ HPFY

Suctioning Your Tracheostomy Tube

Suctioning is considered a sterile procedure and should be performed with this in mind. We ask that you try to be as clean as possible when suctioning an airway. Learn More About Tracheostomy Suctioning @HPFY

Monthly Tracheostomy Supplies Needed

Tracheostomy supplies need to be replenished monthly in order to maintain cleanliness and functionality. Buy Top Tracheostomy Supplies on Sale @ HPFY. Shop Now!

What Is Decannulation?

The term “decannulation” refers to the removal of the tracheostomy tube from the neck and the stoma is allowed to close up and heal. Learn More @ HPFY

Humidification to Tracheostomy via HME (Heat/Moisture Exchanger)

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

Humidification to Trach Via Large Volume Nebulizer Or Jet Neb

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

Tracheostomy: Providing the Supplemental Oxygen via Tracheostomy

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

Speaking Valves For Tracheostomy Tubes

Speaking Valves is a small device that attaches to your patient’s tracheostomy tube. It allows your patient to make sounds and use speech. Learn More @ HPFY

Cleaning Your Tracheostomy Tube Inner Cannula

When cleaning your tracheostomy, it's important to be well prepared with the right supplies in case of an emergency. At HPFY we offer a wide range of tracheostomy supplies. Shop Now!

Ostomy Care: Stoma Care Instructions

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.

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Finding The Best Transfer Belt For Your Loved Ones

When it comes to lifting and transferring patients regularly, a gait belt or transfer belt can be a great assistive device to make transfers more safe and more secure. It works both ways for the patient and the caregiver. It helps the patient feel more secure and balanced while it reduces the strain on the caregiver as they have something sturdy to hold on to. With many options in the market, it’s hard to choose a gait belt suitable for your needs. HPFY brings the 5 best gait transfer belts reviewed for quality by patients and medical professionals.

Top 5 Bariatric Rollators

Rollators are designed for broader spaces and not for narrow areas. There are many different options available when choosing a walker or rollator. Features such as seat and handle adjustments, hand brakes, foldable, and indoor/outdoor choices make the rollator highly customizable. Bariatric rollators are also available and are specially designed for large users. These rollators are wider and can support up to 500 pounds. Find 5 best bariatric rollators at HPFY.

7 Essential Products for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breasts. It is one of the most common forms of cancer and although it is found more commonly in women, it can also strike men.Breast cancer can develop in different parts of the breasts – lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. Lobules are the milk-producing glands, ducts carry the milk to the nipples, and connective tissue holds everything together.

Adhesive Allergy: The 411 You Must Know

In order to heal, a severe wound requires advanced wound care products, such as dressings and bandages, that are designed with a strong adhesive to secure them to the skin. This keeps the wound clean and covered and allows it to heal. This principle also applies to band-aids. While stickiness is important, some people with sensitive skin might be allergic to these adhesives. This is a subset of a condition called contact dermatitis, where an itchy and red rash appears on the skin when it comes in contact with an allergic substance.

5 Best Antibiotic Ointment for Wound Healing

Finding the right wound ointment that best suits your needs can seem like an impossible task. Scrolling through an unending list of wound care products to learn about a every single ointment available under the sun is futile. To help you choose the correct wound healing gel that works best for your wound and skin type, HPFY has compiled a list of our best antiseptic ointments for wound healing.

Osteoporosis - All That You Must Know

Osteoporosis, a bone-related disease, is a condition where the bone mineral density and bone mass decrease, or the structure or quality of the bone changes. With osteoporosis, the affected person is at a greater risk of fracture due to decreased bone strength. The bones become weak and brittle. Even a small fall or subtle stress on the bones can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis typically causes fractures in the hip, wrist, and spine.

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