Caring for pharyngeal patients at home It is a care that requires understanding and care that requires special attention. In the previous article, we have discussed the techniques for selecting masks for ventilators in the initial stages.
In this article, we will detail how to take care of a tracheal patient at home, including choosing a ventilator that is suitable for a tracheal patient.
What is a Throat Piercing (Tracheostomy)?
Throat puncture (Tracheostomy) is the opening of the upper respiratory tract in patients with obstructed upper airway conditions until unable to use nose or mouth to breathe Instead, doctors have to relocate breathing by creating a path between the trachea and the skin at the front of the neck, just below the larynx.
For the relief of obstruction in the upper respiratory tract or in sputum care and prevention of aspiration in patients on mechanical ventilation for a long time or in patients who are unable to cough up large amounts of sputum on their own.
What types of patients should have a neck piercing?
A throat aspiration is performed in patients who have a condition that blocks the airway so that they are unable to breathe on their own. whether it is acute or chronic including unconscious patients Paralyzed patients and bedridden patients who need to be intubated for a long time until causing a breakdown in the larynx area
Caring for pharyngeal patients at home
During the first week after throat piercing Your doctor will monitor your symptoms closely. Check to see if there are any abnormal symptoms. Because this is the period where the pipe is most prone to dislodging easily. It is also a period that must pay great attention to cleanliness. After 7 days or 1 week, the patient can go back for treatment at home.
Throat piercings are generally performed for patients who need a ventilator to survive at home. Because neck piercings can be treated more easily. And reduce the risk of slippage more than that.
How to take care of a throat piercing patient at home
- Wash your hands before and after caring for a patient.
- Use rubbing alcohol to clean joints.
- Position the patient to breathe easily and turn the patient every 2 hours.
- Keep the tracheal tube in place.
- Listen to the sound of the ventilator working.
- Be sure to observe the symptoms. potential
If you find any of the following abnormal symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately, whether
- Broken tracheal tube can be observed from Patients who can pronounce, during exhalation do not see mist coming up through the tracheal tubes, patients are restless, etc.
- The inner tube is missing or the tube cannot be inserted.
- Difficulty breathing
- having shortness of breath
- signs of infection, pain, swelling, redness, or pus around the throat piercing
- Bleeding from the bronchial tubes
What type of ventilator can be used for a tracheal patient?
because it's notVentilatorAll models that can be used in pharyngeal patients. Therefore, you should get advice from a doctor. or ask the dealer For the Philips ventilator that can be used with tracheal patients. The ventilator for tracheal puncture patients that can be used is Philips ventilator model BiPAP A40 onwards (Click to read details)