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The RSVP Blog: Information for Parents and Caregivers

Enteral Pumps and Nutrition for Children

Food is essential. Not only do we all need food to survive, but we largely structure our lives around food. While we can break each day into hours, most of us think of it in terms of meals: breakfast in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, and then dinner in the evening.

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Cough Assist Devices for Patients

When we think of our respiratory systems, we typically think of breathing. This is understandable. Breathing is such a central part of how our bodies keep us alive that we are always doing it, and when that breathing is interrupted it can have devastating consequences.

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Medical Oxygen Equipment for Children

Our atmosphere is made up of a complex mixture of different gases that allow our planet to sustain life. This includes nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of a variety of other gases.

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Conditions Requiring Respiratory Care for Covington, KY Patients

Breathing is absolutely central to our lives. It is so central, in fact, that our breathing is usually governed by our nervous system, just as our heartbeat is, ensuring that we are constantly supplying our bodies with the oxygen that they need to function.

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Respiratory Care Equipment Needed for Home Care

The responsibilities of at-home respiratory care can be overwhelming. However, we are here to make the transition so much simpler and make your life easier.

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RSVP joins the Pediatric Home Service family

RSVP is partnering with Pediatric Home Service. A leader in comprehensive home care services for the medically complex pediatric population. Learn more about our new partner and the plans for future growth.

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Winter Tips for Medically Complex Children

This time of year is especially exciting for children because of the holidays, breaks from school, and (occasionally) the opportunity to play in the snow. If you have medically complex or special needs children, you may wonder if your child will have the opportunity to enjoy the season.

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How We Can Help Patients with Pompe Disease

Pompe disease occurs due to the inability of the body to create a protein capable of breaking down glycogen, a complex sugar, for energy. Here are some ways how we can help patients with Pompe disease near Cincinnati, OH.

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Medical Supplies for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy primarily affects the use of muscles for babies and children. This occurs due to the failure of nerve cells located in the spinal cord and brain. Here are some tips on finding the right medical supplies for spinal muscular atrophy near Cincinnati, OH.

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A Few Tips on Pediatric Home Respiratory Care

Having a child that is dependent on respiratory care at home can be a challenge and can be scary for parents that are new to the situation.We are here to help you by providing a few tips on pediatric home respiratory care in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Ways to Improve Home Air Quality for Children

Many medically complex children will suffer from a respiratory-related complication. Common issues experienced include respiratory failure, aspiration pneumonia, sleep disordered breathing, and recurrent respiratory infections as the result of impaired coughing.

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Preventing Respiratory Infections

Protections against respiratory infections will help your child avoid complications. There are numerous strategies that will ensure your child remains healthy. At RSVP Home Care, we can help with preventing respiratory infections with medically complex children.

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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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