Long-term ventilation: best practice in caring for children and young people
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Long-term ventilation: best practice in caring for children and young people

Erin Dean Health writer

Essential information

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, or noninvasively via face mask or nasal cannula. The aim is to improve survival and quality of life in people with conditions that have led to respiratory failure.

Nursing Children and Young People. 32, 3, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.32.3.10.s8

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