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More options than just tracheostomy by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:43pm Medical Logo My pulmonary specialist’s nurse called me today to check up on how things are doing. Better, but not totally out of the woods. The doctor does NOT recommend a tracheostomy be done at this time. This is a good thing in many ways but in some ways it is a disadvantage, the most obvious of the disadvantages is more limited airway ... Read on »
A short video about the tracheostomy to come orders list update by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:01pm As you know I am getting my tracheostomy performed tomorrow barring any disaster. I made a bit of a “Memorial” video to the current “me” as this is a huge change. Tracheostomy coming thursday… Possibly the last video I will speak in. Tracheostomy <Time TBA, Tomorrow AM> Cardiac Monitor <IN PROGRESS> New W ... Read on »
Cook brand Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays by FDA Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 9:00pm Sets and Trays contain Covidien 6PERC or 8PERC Shiley Tracheostomy Tube [Posted 07/22/2010] Audience: Hospital Risk Manager, Anesthesiology Issue: FDA notified healthcare professionals that Cook initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of Ciaglia Blue Rhino/Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer ... Read on »
Class I Medical Device Recall: Cook Medical - Ciaglia Blue Rhino and Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer S by FDA Posted Tue 03 Aug 2010 9:00pm Recall Class: Class I Date Recall Initiated: April 21, 2010 Products: Ciaglia Blue Rhino and Ciaglia Blue Dolphin Percutaneous Tracheostomy Introducer Sets and Trays that Contain a Covidien 6PERC or 8PERC Shiley Tracheostomy Tube To see the specific reorder numbers and global part numbers for the products affec ... Read on »
A Megapost… Tracheostomy vid, Sensory Stimulation in my wheelchair, and Photo-Optic Stimulation with AJ by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 12:00am Alright everyone, ya have not heard from me for a bit. That’s cause I have been busy with a lot of things! Some old things are in this post but most importantly will be the third thing mentioned in the title Photo-Optic Stimulation with AJ So I was asked by a few people “How do you stand not gettin ... Read on »
Covidien Implements a Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Shiley Adult Tracheostomy Tubes by FDA Posted Sat 04 Aug 2012 10:50pm FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company. Contact: Consumer: (800) 635-5267 Media: Bruce Farmer Vice President Public Relations (508) ... Read on »
Bryan Medical Tracoe Mini 3.0mm Tracheostomy Tube: Class 1 Recall - Mislabeled Packaging by FDA Posted Mon 22 Jul 2013 10:20am [Posted 07/22/2013] AUDIENCE: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Risk Manager ISSUE: The outside of the device packaging stated a 3.0mm neonatal tube. The product inside the box was actually a 3.0mm pediatric tube. Although the neonatal and pediatric tubes have the same inner dia ... Read on »
Spoke to pulmonary, tracheostomy not needed, oximetry to be announced by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 2:58pm Medical Logo Good news everyone!!! My Pulmonary Functions Test (PFT) results were read today and I DO NOT need a tracheostomy and ventilator yet. We still need to stay on top of my respiratory status and continue to closely monitor my condition, hence I have CREATED a PFT order for October-November. The oximeter / capnometer (ETCO2 monitor ... Read on »
Moob business done, tracheostomy in the pipeline, Series 2 antibiotic by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Sep 2009 10:46pm Yesterday we went to the Lutheran General Hospital Center for Advanced Care which is a remarkable building, the architecture is absolutely astonishing just like the rest of the hospital. Anyway we saw the breast specialist and she ordered an ultrasound be taken. The ultrasound showed normal breast tissue, although my left breast in comparison to ... Read on »
Tracheostomy possible, more testing needed, sleep study coming, oximetry exception by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Sep 2009 10:43pm Medical Logo Two days ago we went to the ENT specialist and he said a tracheostomy is possibly in the deck of cards somewhere. We need more testing to determine if i need it NOW or if I need some other management. We have a sleep study coming up Oximetry exception – September 13th 2009, did not start recorder successfully / CORRUPT D ... Read on »