Featured Patients

I Heard That Loud and Clear

“It was so sudden. It was devastating. It began with pneumonia.” said Bela, “My mother had been active. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and gardening. She was visiting my brother and she became ill and had breathing issues. She was in Kindred. They said that Barlow is very good at weaning people off the respirator.”

"How Could You Not Want the Valve Used with Your Loved One?"

Margery’'s partner, Fred, had a devastating hemorrhagic stroke. He required a tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation to live. Many of the hospital staff ignored his attempts to communicate because they were unable to understand him and they felt that he was not responding appropriately. Weeks went by and no attempts were made to determine if Fred would be able to speak.

Featured Patient: Luis

Case Study: Voicing with a cuffless trach compared to the Passy Muir® Valve

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