Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Suction device and suction bottle
Suction device, an important assistive device for ventilator users with tracheostomy
The user has two suction devices to suction phlegm out of the airways when needed. One device stands next to the bed, the other is kept on the emergency equipment cart, see associated tip.
Disposable catheters are used for suction. To rinse the tube after use she takes water out of an ordinary bottle.
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Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.
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