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Other factors for living a quality life

  • Sleep
  • Using a speaking valve (if appropriate)
  • Daily bathing
  • Daily out-of-bed activities (mobility)
  • Daily social engagement

How to bathe while ventilated

Learn useful techniques for showering with a tracheostomy tube and how to protect the breathing circuit from water while bathing.

Discover useful tips for bathing while ventilated

Achieving healthy habits and goals

The ability to manage daily activities while living with a ventilator varies according to age, medical condition, anxiety, depression, and previous level of function. For best results, the patient, caregiver, and every member of the support team should share the same lifestyle goals.

Learn more about achieving a healthy lifestyle while ventilated

The information and guidance presented on this website is informational only and not intended to influence practice or supersede the instructions for use of any specific device.