Tracheostomy and Ventilator Practices

Topic: Which Trach

Philip@NeckBreathers
October 18, 2005
In February 2005 I received a tracheostomy appliance to combat the effects of respiratory failure due to Post Polio Syndrome. The one chosen for me was the Portex Disposable Inter Cannula (DIC) size 7. There are a number of brands and styles listed in medical supply catalogs, most I have not heard of. It got me to wondering what are the guidelines for choosing brands and types of trach tubes for patients. Are there web sites or periodicals or books that discuss such things?

Philip, in Carmel Valley, California

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