Ventilators 101: A Basic Overview

Ventilators 101: A Basic Overview

Introduction: Introduction: A ventilator, also known as a respirator or breathing machine, is a medical device that provides a patient with oxygen when they are unable to breathe on their own. Mechanical ventilation is the most used short-term life support technique...
Speaking Valves and Swallowing Benefits

Speaking Valves and Swallowing Benefits

Introduction: Although there are no reliable data directly associating dysphagia with presence of a tracheostomy tube (trach-tube), patients requiring trach-tubes and mechanical ventilation may have dysphagia due to their medical status (i.e. trauma, severe pulmonary...