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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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6 Stress Busters For A Happy Holiday Season

Stress always seems to mount during the holiday season. While it should sound like fun to decorate your home, bake some holiday treats, or make plans to see family and friends, let's face it, these all add to the things we do every day, which makes everything that much more stressful. So, what can we do to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year?

Air Purifier vs. Humidifier - Differences And Recommendations

It is no surprise that air quality has worsened over the years. This is true with both outdoor air and the air inside our homes. Small substances like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants can make breathing difficult. These substances can be especially harmful to those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory challenges. But what allergy relief products should you use, an air purifier or humidifier? Learn what is the difference between the two and more at HPFY.

Types Of Diabetes and How To Manage It

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, an estimated 8.2% of the US population is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that interferes with how our bodies produce energy from the food we consume. The body breaks food down into glucose, the prime energy source, and mixes it in the bloodstream. There are three main types of diabetes, to dig deeper read more at HPFY.

Top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters

For those that have difficulty maneuvering a manual wheelchair, an electric scooter can be a great choice. Some prefer scooters over wheelchairs because there seems to be less of a stigma attached to them, are affordable and easily managed over difficult terrains. All-Terrain Mobility scooters are ideal for running small errands and shopping and can be used indoors and outdoors. Find top 5 All-Terrain Mobility Scooters at HPFY.

How To Empty a Catheter Bag?

The bedside or large bag is used during night time while sleeping so that the user does not get up and disrupt sleep, and the leg bag can be used during the day. The leg bag is attached to the thigh of the user with the help of leg straps. It gets hidden under the clothes and keeps you comfortable. The leg bag or the larger bag should be drained once it is full of urine. It is advisable to empty the catheter bag when it is three-quarters or 3/4th full to avoid overflowing urine. Learn how to empty a catheter bag at HPFY.

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