Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation

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Abstract

Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, the population of patients receiving long-term ventilation has increased over the last 20 years, and includes patients with chronic lung diseases, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injury, and children with complex disorders. This article reviews the equipment and logistics involved with ventilation outside of the hospital. Discussed are common locations for long-term ventilation, airway and secretion management, and many of the potential challenges faced by individuals on long-term ventilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-763
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Home care
  • Long-term acute care
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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