Nurit Michelson

Department of ENT, Children’s Hospital Safra Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel


  • Short Communication   
    Methods to Train Hospital Staff Treatment of Pediatric Tracheostomy
    Author(s): Nurit Michelson*

    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... Read More»

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