Passy Muir is committed to improving the quality of life for patients with tracheostomy and ventilator dependence. We offer an array of tools designed and developed to best meet the educational needs of medical professionals and facilities. Our suite of anatomical teaching models, plush therapy hand puppet, and patient education sheets are effective tools that can be used to educate patients and families about tracheostomies and the proper use of the Passy Muir® Valve.
Tracheostomy T.O.M. ®
Pocket T.O.M. is a more portable version of our standard Tracheostomy T.O.M. model. It is small enough to fit in a coat pocket but big enough to demonstrate tracheostomy placement and possible complications.
“I have been spending lots of time with Pocket T.O.M.! It really is a wonderful tool for education. I just took it with me this a.m. to educate a 32-year lady with myasthenia exacerbation who required a trach. She has felt overwhelmed and nervous about the trach, swallowing, PMV, etc. She felt much better after education session with our buddy T.O.M.”
Tracheostomy P.A.M.™ (Pediatric Airway Model)
Toby Tracheapuppet Therapy Hand Puppet is a therapist’s best friend and a child’s best companion. Toby Tracheapuppet plush therapy hand puppet provides therapists and caregivers with a lighthearted method to introduce children to tracheostomy and the Passy Muir Valve.
Patient Education Handouts
Now in English and Spanish, this tracheostomy patient-friendly app enables communication at the touch of a button. Featuring an intuitive menu, user-defined voice options, prerecorded phrases, a custom phrase record option, patient videos, and easy access to resources, TRACHTOOLS is designed to facilitate communication, provide useful tracheostomy information, and foster patient participation. The redesigned app also allows patients and clinicians to cross language barriers with a new prerecorded phrases translation feature. The app is perfect for patients, families, and caregivers. Now available free of charge from the App Store or Google Play.
At Passy Muir, better communication means better care.
Toby Tracheasaurus™ Coloring & Activity Book