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The RSVP Blog: Information for Parents and Caregivers

Helping the Life of Children After Trach Removal

Patients who have had their tracheostomies tend to undergo lifestyle changes. The way they eat, drink, swallow, talk, and cough is all affected. Following the removal, the changes can persist, but they frequently can be improved. Life after the trach is a very different experience for your child. Knowing how to navigate the transition period can help your child adjust to their new life.

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Power Outages with Medically Complex Children

Power outages with a medically complex child reliant on electronic devices can be extremely dangerous. Being prepared for this type of event will ensure your child remains safe.

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Traveling Tips for Your Medically Complex Child

Traveling with medically complex children is not an easy task. However, planning ahead of time can help make the process easier. Whether you are traveling by plane or car, there are several things you can do to make the journey less stressful...

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The Widest Selection of Ventilators for Kids

Within Hamilton County is the city of Cincinnati, OH. It is located to the north of the convergence of the Ohio and Licking rivers. With an estimated population of 301,301 as of 2017, it is the third-largest city in the state, and the 65th...

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8 Respiratory Illnesses to Avoid this Winter

During the winter months, the Midwest experiences an increase in respiratory illnesses. Plus, kids spend more time indoors, which means an increase spread of respiratory illnesses. Learn how you can help your child avoid respiratory illnesses this winter.

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The Pediatric Pulmonologist: Your Child’s Lung Doctor

As your child's "lung doctor", a pediatric pulmonologist helps with a range of illnesses, such as apnea, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, recurrent pneumonia, and other conditions. Learn more about what a pulmonologist does and when you should schedule a visit.

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Benefits of a Child's G-Tube

Many parents worry about how adding a gastrostomy, or “G-tube” will affect the quality of their child’s life. The results may surprise you (in a good way).

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Cylinder Duration App

Yes, there’s even an app for that! The Cylinder Duration app is free to use for iOS (Apple iPhone) and Android smartphone users. So, if you’re worried about keeping track of your child’s O2 duration, learn more about this app, today!

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What is Home Care?

At-home care can be described as any type of home-based medical your child receives from a licensed aide, therapist, nurse, or physician. See how RSVP Home Care’s licensed respiratory therapists fit into this category by reading this blog post.

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Infection Control for Trachs

Trach infections are all too common. After all, they are placed in an area that is constantly warm and moist, therefore the potential of attracting bacteria and other organic growth is always possible. See how you can help your child avoid trach infections by reading this helpful blog post.

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Tracheostomy: Helping Your Child Adjust

Any type of new medical device can be scary to child, and a tracheostomy is no different. In this article, we will explore helpful tips on how to help your child adjust, as well as answer your concerns as a parent or caregiver.

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Help for Underfunded Medical Equipment

There’s no way around it; paying for life-saving medical equipment can put a financial strain on many families. Learn about some of the state-run and not-for-profit programs available to help ease the financial burden of providing home-based care for your child.

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Keeping Your Child’s Medical Equipment Organized

Read some useful tips on organizing your child’s medical equipment in this helpful blog post. Organizing and labeling your child’s medical equipment is especially useful when outside caregivers and medical specialists are assisting in your child’s care.

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What to Expect When Bringing Your Baby Home From NICU

Your baby doesn’t realize it yet, but they’ve had quite an adventure (to say the least). It’s also been an especially difficult time for the parents. In this blog post, we touch on what to expect and how to prepare for your baby’s arrival home after spending time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

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Flu Season: Protecting Your Child in Cincinnati, OH

The influenza and cold season is upon us! Read how to protect your child (and your whole family) from the Midwest’s notorious flu seasons, and when you should take your child to see a pulmonologist.

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Nutrition and Your Complex Child

“It looks weird.” “It has spots.” “What’s that green thing?” Most kids are picky eaters, but when your child has special dietary needs and is especially at risk for malnutrition, keeping them healthy can become quite a challenge. Check out this article to learn some information on ensuring your special needs child receives adequate nutrition.

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Working With Your Child's Feeding Tube in Public

In this article, we discuss the logistical and social issues that may arise when feeding your child via G-tube in public.

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Tips for Avoiding Unnecessary Hospital Visits

As a parent or caregiver, your first reaction to a change in your child’s health and wellbeing may be to get them to the emergency room as quickly as possible. By avoiding unnecessary hospital visits, you can also dodge unnecessary hospital bills. Read how, in this info-rich blog post from RSVP Home Care.

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