Pediatric Tracheostomy and Home Ventilation Clinic
The Pediatric Tracheostomy and Home Ventilation Clinic at Children’s Mercy includes experts from pulmonology, ENT, respiratory therapy and speech-language pathology. At this clinic, you can see all your child’s tracheostomy specialists in one place. This reduces the number of appointments for you and improves coordination of care among your child’s doctors, nurses and therapists.
Our clinic team cares for children of all ages who have a tracheostomy. Some children also have a home ventilator, which we will monitor at your appointment along with their tracheostomy. Whether you’re coming to us as a graduate of the Infant Home Ventilation Clinic or transferring care from another provider, we will do our best to help you feel comfortable and cared for while you’re here.
In the event of an emergency, Children’s Mercy is the only health care provider in the region that always has every pediatric size of trach tube available. Our Tracheostomy team also trains community health care providers in trach care so that they can provide excellent care for children with tracheostomies at school, daycare, and during medical emergencies.
Meet the ENT team.