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Phases of Wound Healing

Posted on Oct 28, 2021 by Christine Kijek

Four Stages of Wound Healing are represented by four distinct stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation. Expert Advice and Content @ HPFY

Posted in Wound Care

INCENTIVE SPIROMETRY (IST)

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by Laura Castricone

As a hospital protocol, a patient will be put on IST (incentive spirometry therapy) after any type of surgery. The purpose of this therapy is to avoid pneumonia post-surgery. After surgery, most patients are bed-bound for days if not weeks. This takes its toll on the patient’s muscular, cardiac, and respiratory systems.

Posted in Peak Flow Meters/Spirometers

WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY TRACHEOSTOMY DECANNULATION?

Posted on Oct 16, 2021 by Laura Castricone

A decannulation is when the tracheostomy tube is removed from the neck This is a procedure planned by a physician

Posted in Tracheostomy

What is a Inhaler Spacer and who uses one?

Posted on Oct 15, 2021 by Laura Castricone

In the respiratory world when we refer to a “spacer” we are referencing a product that is used with an inhaler.

Posted in Spacers and Inhalers

What is a Pulse Oximeter and How does it Work?

Posted on Oct 04, 2021 by Laura Castricone

A pulse oximeter is one of those items that should be in any healthcare toolbox, especially if the person suffers from any pulmonary disease(s) such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis, heart disease, or shortness-of-breath secondary to any disease state.

Posted in Pulse Oximeters