Tracheostomy Library

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

Mechanical Ventilation

Early Mobilization

Early mobilization is an important part of the rehabilitation process for individuals with tracheostomy in order to strengthen the patient and mobilize secretions.

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.

secretion management

Humidification and Hydration

A tracheostomy tube bypasses the natural humidification and filtration system. Learn about active and passive humidification.

secretion management

Suctioning

Suctioning is a standard of care to remove secretions from the airway for safety, patient comfort and infection control.

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