Tracheostomy and Respiratory Care

Tracheostomy and Respiratory Care

Let’s Go With the Flow . . .

White Plains Center for Nursing Care now offers High Flow Oxygen (up to 60 liters/hour) via an Airvo 2 unit to those residents who require such level of care. These residents will be admitted and followed by the physician, nurse practitioner, charge nurse, Nursing Supervisors and our Respiratory Therapist.

Individual units are ordered for use and set up as per each patient’s needs. Each case is evaluated carefully prior to admission and this specialized equipment is ordered for newly admitted or assigned residents requiring high flow oxygen for the period of time designated by their condition.

We have highly skilled respiratory therapists on call at all times. Our dedicated nurses have been trained by respiratory professionals with ongoing trach care competency education. Speech therapy is available to improve quality of life and safety. Speech and swallow goals are implemented to ensure decannulation

Rigorous Protocols For Decannulation:

  • Decannulation planning starts upon admission
  • Establish coherence and ensure our patients are stable
  • Meet all speech and swallow goals
  • Downsize Trach collar

Our respiratory therapy staff is able to treat both newly trached and established tracheotomy patients including trach changes, suctioning and decannulation. Our respiratory therapy staff is available at all times to care for our trach patients. Portable oxygen is available, allowing patients to leave their rooms and participate in therapy and activities.