Let’s Talk Tracheostomy & Special Needs With MLG Mom Lakethia💚
Join Us on September 9th at 12:00noon PST on Facebook LIVE for an amazing conversation around a day in the life of a Trache parent.
What is a Tracheostomy? A tracheotomy or a tracheostomy is an opening surgically created through the neck into the trachea (windpipe) to allow direct access to the breathing tube and is commonly done in an operating room under general anesthesia. A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs.
“ADVANCES IN the treatment of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) have dramatically increased their survival rates. An important component of these advances is the management of the neonatal airway. However, a tracheostomy may at times be required in the preterm infant for prolonged ventilatory support or upper airway obstruction, which precludes safe extubations.”
September 09, 2021 at 12:00pm - 1pm