Promoting independence for children on long-term ventilation

Nurs Child Young People. 2011 Dec;23(10):20-2. doi: 10.7748/ncyp2011.


It is the responsibility of children's nurses to enable children and young people who are on long-term ventilation (LTV) to live independent and varied lives. This article considers the common challenges faced by such children and reflects on personal experience in planning and undertaking a respite week for a young person on LTV with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy without his parents.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Freedom*
  • Humans
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • United Kingdom