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How to Clean & Maintain NIV Equipment

How to Clean & Maintain NIV Equipment

Posted On: April 9, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cleaning, NIV, Ventilator

Keeping medical equipment clean is crucial when it comes to avoiding bacteria growth, infections and further illness. It may be tricky trying to figure out exactly how to clean your equipment properly, especially if you’re new to the NIV world. We’re here to walk you through the process and give you a better idea of how to keep your equipment sanitary.  What Equipment is Included?  Non-invasive ventilation is designed to assist you with your breathing. This machine comes with various parts, each one serving a different purpose. Here are some of the parts included:  Machine  Hose  Filter  Mask and straps  Daily Cleaning  Every day, start the morning by wiping the mask down. This can be done by using a damp cloth and warm water, but you can also use soapy water - but make sure you rinse the mask off well afterward.  Weekly or Bi-Weekly Cleaning  Once every one or two
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How to Clean & Maintain NIV Equipment

Posted On: April 9, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cleaning, NIV, Ventilator

Keeping medical equipment clean is crucial when it comes to avoiding bacteria growth, infections and further illness. It may be tricky trying to figure out exactly how to clean your equipment properly, especially if you’re new to the NIV world....
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Tags: Cleaning, Equipment, Maintenance, NIV, Tubing

Sleep Disorder

Most Common Sleep Disorders in Children

Posted On: March 31, 2021 by Life Tech in: Pediatrics, Sleep Apnea

Whether your child has a sleep disorder, or you’re expecting a child and want to be prepared for all possible issues, we’re here to help. These are three common sleep disorders in children including how common it is, symptoms, treatment and...
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Tags: Children, parasomnias, Pediatrics, Restless Legs Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorder

10 Things to Know About Cerebral Palsy (CP)

10 Things to Know About Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Posted On: March 26, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cerebral Palsy, Child, CP, Pediatrics

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a disability that affects a person’s balance and movement with the severity varying from person to person. Whether you know someone with CP or simply want to learn more about the disability, this is the blog for...
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Tags: Cerebral Palsy, Child, CP

Tips on Bringing a Medically Fragile Child Home

Tips on Bringing a Medically Fragile Child Home

Posted On: March 12, 2021 by Life Tech in: Medically Complex Child, Medically Fragile, Pediatrics

Bringing a child home from the hospital is scary enough already, so that child being medically fragile can make it even more daunting. You may feel overwhelmed, confused and anxious about this transition, but we’re here to answer some...
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Tags: Child, Complex, Medically Fragile, Pediatrics

Pediatric Influenza

Influenza in Pediatrics: How to care for your child’s breathing

Posted On: February 26, 2021 by Life Tech in: Influenza, Pediatrics

Influenza is a frustrating and taxing illness to handle, especially when it’s affecting your little one. Knowing how to care for your child’s breathing while they’re sick is the key, so keep reading to learn more about what you can do...
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Tags: Influenza, Pediatrics

Heart Defects

Common Heart Conditions in Children

Posted On: February 12, 2021 by Life Tech in: Heart Defects, Life Tech

Each year in February we take time to observe Congenital Heart Awareness Week, which lands on the 7th - 14th this year. This week is meant to promote awareness and education about congenital heart defects which are much more common than...
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The 5 Most Common CPAP Problems and How to Fix Them

The 5 Most Common CPAP Problems and How to Fix Them

Posted On: January 28, 2021 by Life Tech in: CPAP, Sleep Apnea

Whether you’ve been using a CPAP machine for years and have experienced these problems before or are new to it and want to be prepared, this is the blog for you. We’re going over five of the most common CPAP problems and offering...
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Tags: CPAP, Sleep Apnea

Ways to Uphold Your Quality of Life While Living with a Chronic Disease

Ways to Uphold Your Quality of Life While Living with a Chronic Disease

Posted On: January 15, 2021 by Life Tech in: ALS, Life

When you or a loved one is living with a chronic disease, being dragged down by negativity and getting into ruts may seem like a daily occasion. While your condition may make it difficult for you to see your life as “normal,” we...
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Tags: ALS, Life, Support

Tips for Managing Life with ALS

Tips for Managing Life with ALS

Posted On: December 2, 2020 by Life Tech in: ALS, Tracheostomy

Once diagnosed, ALS begins to slowly take over the lives of those affected, making daily activities more and more difficult to perform. While there’s not yet a cure, there are ways to make everyday life more manageable. Keep...
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Tags: ALS, Tracheostomy

How to Care for Your Tracheostomy at Home

How to Care for Your Tracheostomy at Home

Posted On: December 2, 2020 by Life Tech in: Tracheostomy

Your visit to the hospital is complete and now you’re heading home with a tracheostomy tube. While it may seem like a complicated thing to manage on your own, this guide will help you understand how to safely and properly care for...
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Tags: Care, Clean, Safe, Tracheostomy

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