The Tracheostomy Program at Children’s Mercy provides comprehensive tracheostomy-related care for children of all ages. A tracheostomy (often called a trach) is an opening in the front of the neck to assist with breathing. We have specialized clinics for infants and children, as well as training programs for parents, caregivers and community health professionals who care for children with a tracheostomy.
The Tracheostomy Program, like many others at Children’s Mercy, works to coordinate your child’s care between several different specialized providers. Our goal is to make sure everyone is on the same page about your child’s care plan, and help you have fewer appointments for your child’s follow-up care.
This collaborative care begins at the hospital with our inpatient trach specialists and continues in our infant and pediatric outpatient clinics. You and your child are central to the care team, and we will work with you to provide the best possible care.
Who is on my tracheostomy care team?
You can expect to meet many of the following care providers while your child is part of the Tracheostomy Program: