Philips Respironics announced a voluntary recall for Continuous and Non-Continuous Ventilators (certain CPAP, BiLevel PAP and Ventilator Devices) due to two issues related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam used in these devices. For information on the Recall Notice, a complete list of impacted products, and potential health risks, visit

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Tracheostomy Care

Children commonly require tracheostomies to bypass airway obstructions or to allow for mechanical ventilation. Airway obstruction may stem from trauma, tumors, infections, or structural airway abnormalities. Neurologic or neuromuscular disorders put children at risk for choking and aspiration, and progressive muscular weakness or degeneration may hamper their ability to breathe. These children often need tracheostomies to manage secretions, avoid aspiration, and allow mechanical ventilation.

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It’s scary for the families to bring their kids home for the first time. They’re going to have equipment coming in; they’re going to have therapists coming in. Nurses help to facilitate, take care of everything, and let the family know they’re doing a good job, and to make sure that this child grows and thrives.

- Anthony's Mom

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