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Family Education Materials from the Ventilator Care Program in the Breathing Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado

These family educational materials are intended to reinforce what you have already learned. Your initial education on how to care for your child with a tracheostomy and ventilator should be provided by trained professionals before your child is discharged from the hospital.

Emergency Airway Care: Plugged Tracheostomy Tube

What to do if your child's ventilator malfunctions?

Emergency Airway Care: Decannulation

Bagging: How to manually ventilate your child