Tracheostomy Library

clinical information and resources on tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation essential for health care professionals

Expiratory Muscle Strength Training

For secretion management issues, expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) has been shown to improve cough strength and swallowing.

secretion management

Cuff Deflation

Deflating the cuff of the tracheostomy tube has many benefits, but must be done with caution.

Normal Swallowing

It is important to understand normal swallowing in order to determine disorder and the difference in physiology for swallowing with a tracheostomy.

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