Trach and cough assist

A1faast

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My wife just recently had a tracheostomy,i have a qustion about using her caugh assist with it.
Do settings need to be adjusted different from before trach?
How to apply the caugh assist to the trach?she has had the seperation surgery.
I did a search and couldnt find answers only that people use the caugh assist with a trach to get the mucus up,thanks!
 

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There is an adaptor that connects the two. If you don't have one, I would contact the office of the physician that did the trach. As for the settings, I would start at the lowest setting and raise it gradually to where she needs to be. The pressure that she will need depends in part on how narrow her trach tube is.
 
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