Tracheostomy/Home Ventilator Program
The Tracheostomy/Home Ventilator Program assesses the needs of patients with various medical conditions requiring ventilator assistance and/or tracheostomy. Multidisciplinary clinics are held three times per month, with pulmonary, otolaryngology, respiratory therapy, nutrition, social work, and nursing case management available. The team is very involved in outcomes research to improve the quality of care that children and families receive.
Care is provided by a dedicated team from the time of the tracheostomy surgery through long-term follow-up. At each visit, the child will see his or her pulmonary and otolaryngology physician. Each child is assigned an advance practice nurse or nurse clinician who provides care coordination and case management services for the child and family.