Tracheostomy Care & Supplies
Quality Respiratory Care has a great deal of experience in providing the right equipment and supplies to meet your tracheostomy needs
For many patients, having to undergo surgery for a tracheostomy is not an easy choice, and can be concerning. If your Physician team has recommended you have tracheotomy surgery, and you need information, our Respiratory Therapists will answser any questions you may have concerning post surgery care, speaking with your tracheostomy, and equipment and supplies you may require.
Many patients with a tracheotomy require an aspirator to maintain mucous clearance of their airway. Most patients only require this therapy temporarily until their body adapts to the surgery and any appliances (tracheostomy tubes) used.
We carry a portable, battery operated aspirator, with carry case and supplies to meet your needs.
High Humidity Therapy
Most patients that undergo a tracheotomy will require a temporary method of receiving high humidity (fine mist) for breathing to keep their airways into the lungs moist. With a tracheotomy, the air in and out of your lungs bypasses your natural humidifier, which is your nose. After adaptation, many patients require less or no high humidity therapy at all.
We all take speaking and communication for granted, until you lose the capability to do so. When you first undergo surgery for a tracheotomy, you will lose the ability to speak, because the air going in and out of your lungs bypasses the vocal chords. Depending on the type of surgery you required, you may be able to use a speaking valve to temporarily re-direct air up through your vocal chords. Your doctor and Speech Pathologist will be able to discuss this with you. If your doctor recommends a speaking valve, please give us a call to make an appointment. We will work with you, your doctor, and your Speech Pathologist.