A tracheostomy creation is a surgical procedure that involves creating an opening into the trachea (windpipe). This opening (the tracheostomy or stoma) can be either temporary or permanent and allows air to enter into the lungs via the trachea.
Many children who have gone through this procedure lead a good quality of life.
Why does my child need a tracheostomy?
What to expect when your child has a tracheostomy? A child with a tracheostomy requires 24-hour care and monitoring. Care requirements may include:
Adequate training by healthcare providers will be provided to all caregivers.
What are the common complications? There are some complications which can be prevented with proper daily care:
Commonly asked questions
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