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Family Education Materials from the Ventilator Care Program

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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.

Ventilator care program educational manuals

Our Ventilator Care Program designed caregiver education manuals to help you remember how to care for your child with a tracheostomy. The handouts describe your child’s anatomy and review both routine and emergent skills that are important to keep your child safe.

Ventilator care program video tutorials

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