Soins complexes à domicile pour enfants

Everyday tips


  • Your child can participate in most regular activities as long as certain safety issues are respected. Discuss with your child’s healthcare team.
  • Always supervise young children during play.
  • Place your child in the most comfortable position to facilitate breathing, according to your child’s condition.
  • To protect your child’s tracheostomy and airway, the following activities should be avoided:
    • contact sports,
    • swimming,
    • playing with small toys or objects that can easily get lodged in the tracheal cannula,
    • playing with objects that easily break up into small fragments (eg, fuzzy toys) or that emit dust (eg, chalk, aerosolized paints),
    • playing in sand or crawling on dirty floors,
    • playing with latex balloons; small bits of the plastic from burst balloons are a choking hazard,
    • playing in close contact with a household pet; medical equipment and devices may be damaged or soiled (chewing, piercing of tubing with claws, etc),
    • playing with, pulling or removing the tracheostomy ties; explain to your child and your child’s playmates that the tracheostomy is not a toy.

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