Southampton Childrens Hospital Long Term Ventilation Team support and care for children from birth to 18 years old who require Long term ventilation. (LTV) This could be tracheostomy invasive ventilation (TIV) or non-invasive ventilation (NIV). Children/young people commence LTV either acutely following inability to wean from ventilation or electively often following sleep study investigations.
The team have created education videos to support healthcare professionals caring for children on LTV. We have added a selection of additional resources that we feel are of value to teams caring for children on LTV. These resources are intended for healthcare professionals.
Practitioners should always refer to their local guidance if planning to use them in their own service. For parents and caregivers please contact your tertiary centre for advice.
Information and links to education tabs
Paediatric Long Term Ventilation Study Day
Join us for a day packed full of information to cover everything you need to know about invasive and non-invasive ventilation. The day will consist of topic specific lectures such as Speech and Language Therapy, Advances in SMA Type 1 treatments and Regional LTV Projects. You will also develop your skills by attending workshops on the following topics:
Physiotherapy Techniques and Airway Clearance
Ventilation Modes and Hands-on Time with New Ventilators
Tracheostomy Care and Invasive Ventilation
Non-Invasive Ventilation (Troubleshooting and Escalation)
Date Monday 24th April 2023 University Hospital Southampton, Heartbeat Education Centre, North Wing, F-Level, SO16 6YD
These videos are provided for the use of clinicians who are required to alter settings on the ventilators below. Please only alter ventilator settings if you are capable to do so or in discussion with the LTV or respiratory team in Southampton.