The humidification system DreamStation (3050)

Key points below

What is a humidification system?

The humidification system has many parts.  Together, the parts deliver warm, moist air and oxygen to your child's trach tube.  This air helps keep the secretions thin.  Secretions in the lungs can block the trach tube if they are too thick. 

1. DreamStation CPAP Device


This machine is where air flow comes from.  The air travels to the heater, and delivers the warm, moist air to your child.  This machine is not where oxygen comes from.




2. Heater 

To heat up the air from your CPAP device, which will deliver warm, moist air to your child’s trach tube.  It will alert you to temperatures too hot, or too cool.White heater close up


Note:  The CPAP device and the heater work together. One cannot be on without the other. 

3. Circuit (tubing) set up

Special directions
If any water collects in the corrugated tubing, drain it away from your child.
The corrugated tubing should always be kept below the level of your child’s chest (not draped over a crib railing or pack ‘n play).
Always have a supply of inhalation water for the humidifier. 


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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.