Caring for the Ventilator Dependent Child

A Clinical Guide

  • Laura M. Sterni
  • John L.  Carroll

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Howard B. Panitch
    Pages 37-56
  3. Sherry L. Barnhart, April Carpenter
    Pages 89-119
  4. Dennis Z. Kuo, John L. Carroll
    Pages 121-143
  5. Nanci Yuan, Laura M. Sterni
    Pages 145-164
  6. Deborah S. Boroughs, Joan Dougherty
    Pages 165-183
  7. Denise Willis, Sherry L. Barnhart
    Pages 185-216
  8. Gillian M. Nixon
    Pages 241-252
  9. Kiran Nandalike, Raanan Arens
    Pages 253-281
  10. Sharon A. McGrath-Morrow, J. Michael Collaco
    Pages 299-310
  11. Iris A. Perez, Sally L. Davidson Ward, Sheila Kun, Thomas G. Keens
    Pages 311-329
  12. Fiona Healy, Carole L. Marcus
    Pages 331-353
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 355-362

About this book


This book is an important new resource for clinicians caring for ventilator dependent children, who often have complex health care needs, are supported by advanced technology and are at high-risk of serious complications. Despite the complicated health care needs of children who rely on chronic respiratory support, there are few guidelines and little evidence available to guide the clinicians who care for these patients. This book covers the many aspects involved in the care of these complex children, with input from experts in the fields of pediatric pulmonology, intensive care, ethics, respiratory therapy, and nursing. In depth chapters provide an introduction to the use of chronic invasive and non-invasive ventilation in children and describe and review what is known about methods of delivering ventilator support, care of the chronically ventilated patient in the community , use of chronic ventilator support in patients with disorders commonly leading to respiratory failure and outcomes for patients and their caregivers. This book is intended to be useful not only for pediatric pulmonologists, but also for intensivists, cardiologists, physical medicine/rehabilitation specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists and the primary care physicians involved in the complexities of managing care for this unique group of special needs children.


Chronic ventilator support Home monitoring Invasive mechanical ventilation Non-invasive mechanical ventilation Tracheostomy care

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura M. Sterni
    • 1
  • John L.  Carroll
    • 2
  1. 1.Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory SciencesThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBALTIMOREUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep MedicineUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3747-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3749-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-7380
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