What is it about?

Children with tracheostomies usually require a long hospital stay, high healthcare costs and caregiver burden. With the help of telemedicine, this study attempted to determine how home respiratory care training and family support affected admission days, admission costs, ICU admission rates, and caregivers’ confidence.

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This respiratory care training and telehealth program decreased admission days, admission costs, and ICU admission rates for children with tracheostomies admitted with respiratory infections. The confidence of caregivers was also increased immediately after the program.

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This page is a summary of: Impact of respiratory care training and family support using telemedicine on tracheostomized children admitted with respiratory infection after discharge, BMC Pediatrics, December 2023, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/s12887-023-04455-7.
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