Child Health – Long-term Ventilation

Reports, Patient Focused Reports | Published: 13 Feb 2020

Long-term ventilation (LTV) refers to various types of respiratory support provided every day for a period of at least three months. Ventilation is delivered either via a tracheostomy tube (invasive) or via a face mask or nasal cannula (non-invasive). The aim of LTV is to improve survival and quality of life in people with conditions that have led to respiratory failure.

The aim of this study was to identify remediable factors in the care provided to people who were receiving, or had received, long-term ventilation (LTV) up to their 25th birthday.

Five key messages agreed as a primary focus of action have been derived from the 12 recommendations detailed in the report:

  • Service planning and commissioning of integrated care
  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Emergency Healthcare plans
  • Discharge planning
  • Transition from child to adult services

You can download the report here.

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Child Health – Long-term Ventilation