Post-Intubation therapy is an important step towards recovery for clients transitioning from a reliance on mechanical ventilation for breathing to a reemergence into autonomous respiration. However, breathing is not the only ability affected by intubation. Speaking and swallowing may also require therapy to return to normal capabilities.
Respiratory and speech therapists are key players in clients’ progress towards a better quality of life after intubation. AliMed’s post-intubation product line offers a variety of resources for therapists to use in sessions aimed at improving breathing capacity, swallowing strength, and speech.
Post-intubation aids include assisted respiratory muscle trainers like The Breather™ 1.1 which strengthens inhalation and exhalation through graded pressure settings. AliMed also has swallowing diagnostic tools such as the SAFE dysphagia assessment along with trainer kits that combine traditional swallowing therapy techniques with neuromuscular resistance exercises.