HumidVent HME (3034)

Key points below



The HME/Humid-Vent, also called the artificial nose, is used when your child is not able to use the home humidification system that provides heat and moisture to your child’s tracheostomy tube and airway.

Types of artificial noses

 artificial nose for ventilator1. This type is used with a ventilator.
artificial nose for trach2. This type is used only for a child with a trach.


  trach diagram

Caring for the artificial nose

Special directions


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.