Care of children dependent on long-term ventilation
Three studies examine the rise in long-term ventilation to support respiratory function in children
Longer-term outcomes and unmet needs of families and service providers require further investigation.
Limited evidence and outcome data relating to the treatment burden is available on children dependent on non-invasive ventilation.
‘Technology creep’ can be seen in the increasing number of children moving on from night ventilation.
Use of long-term ventilation to support respiratory function in children is increasing worldwide (McDougall et al 2013, Cancelinha et al 2015). This results from improved critical care management, advances in technology, development of better portable paediatric medical devices, ventilators and monitoring. The three recent studies that follow explore the care of children dependent on long-term ventilation.
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