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Cleaning Tips for Your Ventilator

Cleaning Tips for Your Ventilator

Posted On: July 23, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cleaning, NIV, Ventilator

When it comes to ventilators, whether it’s a regular ventilator or a non-invasive one such as a CPAP machine, proper cleaning is vital. If you don’t put effort into your cleaning routine, issues such as infections can arise. We’re going to go over some simple tips to ensure that you’re cleaning your ventilator correctly and thoroughly.   Use the Right Detergent  Using soap or strong dishwashing detergents like Dawn to clean your equipment can lead to irritation. Make sure you use a mild, non-lotion detergent that doesn’t use strong perfumes or dyes. Baby shampoo is a great choice as it’s gentle and non-irritating. Another option is using Ivory liquid soap.  Avoid Direct Sunlight When Drying  Out of instinct, you may decide to hang your CPAP tubing in sunlight to help it dry faster. Unfortunately, doing this can cause the tubing to become yellow and brittle, which will
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Cleaning Tips for Your Ventilator

Posted On: July 23, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cleaning, NIV, Ventilator

When it comes to ventilators, whether it’s a regular ventilator or a non-invasive one such as a CPAP machine, proper cleaning is vital. If you don’t put effort into your cleaning routine, issues such as infections can arise. We’re...
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Tags: Cleaning, CPAP, NIV, Ventilator

Parent’s Guide to BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia)

Parent’s Guide to BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia)

Posted On: July 9, 2021 by Life Tech in: BPD, Pediatrics

As parents, having a child with BPD is a scary battle to face. We know you want what’s best for your baby, which is why we’re here to provide you with some helpful things you should know when it comes to caring for your little one.  Bronchopulmonary...
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Cancer

Life After Pediatric Cancer

Posted On: June 24, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cancer

For parents of children who have fought cancer, the dream of returning to a sense of normalcy may have seemed difficult to envision. But once your child has gone through treatment and beaten cancer, you may find returning to “normal”...
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Enteral Feeding

Answers to Your Enteral Nutrition FAQs

Posted On: June 11, 2021 by Life Tech in: Enteral Nutrition, Medically Fragile, Pediatrics

For families who have never had to experience enteral feeding before, it can be a lot to take in. For parents who now have to feed their children in a whole new way, to adults who must now adjust how they get their nutrients, there are...
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3 Tips for Living with Cystic Fibrosis

3 Tips for Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Posted On: May 20, 2021 by Life Tech in: Cystic Fibrosis, Pediatrics

If you or your child was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), you know how it impacts every part of an individual’s life. CF makes it difficult to breathe and take in nutrients you need to thrive, and it can be taxing to endure CF complications...
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Handwashing

Handwashing 101: A Brief Guide & Why It’s Important

Posted On: May 4, 2021 by Life Tech in: COVID, Handwashing

How many times a day do you wash your hands? We hope the answer is a lot! But when was the last time you stopped to think about how effective your hand washing is? Keeping your hands clean is vital to staying healthy, so we want to...
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NIV

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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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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