Pediatric home mechanical ventilation

Pediatr Clin North Am. 1987 Feb;34(1):47-60. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(16)36180-6.


Infants and children with chronic respiratory failure are a byproduct of improvements in intensive care medicine. Home mechanical ventilation is an alternative to hospital care for the ventilator-assisted child. With proper preparation, safeguards, and support, these children are being successfully managed at home.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Family
  • Home Care Services*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Physician's Role
  • Respiration, Artificial*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
  • Ventilators, Mechanical*