Methods to Train Hospital Staff Treatment of Pediatric Tracheostomy
Temporary and permanent tracheostomies in children have been performed in Israel and around the world for many years. They are used to help with long-term ventilatory support, to assist in elimination of secretions or following a blockage in the upper respiratory tract. The most common indication for tracheostomy in children today is the need for long-term ventilation.
Tracheostomy in children is performed in about 0.2% of those hospitalized in tertiary children’s hospitals. Mortality among children with a tracheostomy ranges from 10%- 20% due to significant comorbidities in this population.HTML PDF