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Ventilation Assistance

Home Care Ventilation Assistance (CAVD) Clinic

This clinic evaluates and monitors children (aged 0-18) who need home care ventilation assistance. Such respiratory assistance is performed either through a tracheostomy tube (invasive ventilation) or an airtight mask put on the child’s face. Patients include children suffering from a respiratory system disorder, critical weakness of respiratory muscles, important skeletal deformations or severe pulmonary disease. Home care ventilation assistance is administered during the night while the patient is sleeping and, if needed, during the day.

The interdisciplinary team includes two pneumologists and a clinical nurse working together with the National Home Care Ventilation Assistance Program (PNAVD), which provides home care monitoring by respiratory therapists.

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