Tracheostomy Care

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Understanding Tracheotomy

Tracheotomy is a serious medical procedure that may have to be done in emergency situations, but thanks to advancement in technology, several people across the globe, including large number of children have been helped. In fact, a tracheotomy is quite a common procedure now wherein children are given artificial respiratory support even at their homes and schools. The surgery involves creating an opening, tracheostomy, in the trachea to bypass an external tube to help in breathing. However, patients require constant supervision while getting treatment and it is crucial that caretakers use the right instruments for a safe process.

Commonly Used Devices

The most important of all devices in tracheotomy care is the trach tube. Products like Bivona Aire-Cuf Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes make breathing possible if the normal airway is blocked. These specific tubes are ideal for short-term or long-term ventilator support. The second most important accessory would be the Trachea Tube Holder. ActiveForever carries the Dale Disposable Trachea Tube Holder that keeps the tube in place and stretch to accommodate the user’s cough reflex or edema. They securely fasten around the neck and have integrated straps that hold the strips in place reducing Hook Migration.

Supportive Accessories

For patients who have to where a trach tube for long-term, the Medsmart ShowerShield Rubber Collar makes life easier when bathing. It is lightweight and goes on and comes off in a snap. In addition, the Kendall Trach Care Kits with Removeable Basin is a compact and disposable kit that includes all necessary supplies for care and cleaning of the trach site. Tracheotomy is a care-intensive treatment and patients need to be under constant observation if they are themselves unable to take control of their condition. It is important that they undergo professional care and regular checkups for stoma, inner lumen, and trach management. The ActiveForever product line features the best products recommended by doctors worldwide. However, it is always recommended to check with your doctor before switching to a different accessory.



 
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