Modern technology has improved the quality of life for children with a tracheostomy and home ventilators. An increasing number of technology-dependent patients are sent home for long-term home-management of stable chronic illness. Patient education for the caregivers should begin early and include basic airway anatomy, signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, care and maintenance of a tracheostomy as well as emergency procedures. Caring for children with tracheostomy’s can be challenging at first but with proper education and support from qualified personnel, the process becomes easier over time.
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