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Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide
Cynthia M. Bissell, RN, Twin Enterprises, Inc.

ISBN: 9780763753863
Price: (Sugg. US List) $21.95
Cover: Spiral/paperback
Pages: 144
Copyright: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008

A step-by-step, illustrated guide for parents and others who care for children with tracheostomies, the Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide is expertly and accessibly written. The author is a nurse and parent with personal experience with the impact of tracheostomy care on parent-child interaction and the quality of life among technology-dependent children. This pocket guide is an excellent reference for any health professional interested in learning about tracheostomies.

Essential Topics Include:

What is a Tracheostomy?
Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
Reasons for Tracheostomies
Eating with Tracheostomies
Home Equipment
Parenting Challenges

Visit Cynthia Bissell's website where she shares her experiences of her son's tracheotomy and airway-expansion surgery.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Basic Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chapter 2: What is Tracheostomy?
  • Chapter 3: Tracheostomy History
  • Chapter 4: Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Chapter 5: Reasons for a Tracheostomy
  • Chapter 6: Precautions with a Tracheostomy
  • Chapter 7: Tracheostomy Complications
  • Chapter 8: Eating with a Tracheostomy
  • Chapter 9: Speech with a Tracheostomy
  • Chapter 10: Tracheostomy Care
  • Chapter 11: Suctioning a Tracheostomy
  • Chapter 12: Changing a Tracheostomy Tube
  • Chapter 13: Tracheostomy Humidification
  • Chapter 14: Decannulation
  • Chapter 15: Home Equipment
  • Chapter 16: Parenting Challenges
  • Chapter 17: Tracheostomy Products
  • Glossary

About the Author

Cynthia M. Bissell, RN - Twin Enterprises, Inc.

Cynthia Bissell has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. She has extensive experience both as a nurse and as a parent of a child with a tracheostomy. She has received several awards and citations for her work on behalf of individuals with special needs and has published articles in JAMA Archived of Otolaryngology, as well as Exceptional Parent Magazine. Cynthia has also spent a great deal of time developing internet resources for people with disabilities, including which is the internet's leading tracheostomy resource.

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