FSCD Medical Care Services
Nutritional Support & Tube Feeding
Our Care Professionals can provide essential nutrients to your loved one using a feeding tube. A medically placed tube into the stomach or small intestine or intravenously is a meal replacement option for a person who is unable to eat solid food adequately due to temporary illness or an extended disease process.
Ventilator Care, Tracheostomy, & Suctioning
Our Care Professionals are also trained in ventilator care. The need for a ventilator can be temporary due to sudden illness, or long term due to chronic illness.
A ventilator blows air into airways through a breathing tube. One end of the tube is inserted into a windpipe and the other end is attached to the ventilator. The breathing tube serves as an airway by letting air and oxygen from the ventilator flow into the lungs.
Medical conditions that can affect lung function can include pneumonia, brain injury, and various other conditions.
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves creating an
opening through the neck into the windpipe. A tube is placed through this opening to provide an airway, allowing a passageway to suction and remove secretions from the lungs. It is more commonly known as a trach tube.
Our Care Professionals are trained to effectively handle seizures. Children can experience seizures from an uncontrolled fever and/or adverse reactions to medications. Other medical conditions such as cerebral palsy and autism can also lead to seizures. Seizures are more commonly due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Seizures can involve both the body (convulsions) and mind (altered mental status).