Having a positive attitude is one aspect within the patient’s control that can make a big difference. Many patients cope well with a ventilator and achieve exceptional independence during treatment.
Learn useful techniques for showering with a tracheostomy tube and how to protect the breathing circuit from water while bathing.
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.
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