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Best practice standards in home management of pediatric chronic invasive mechanical ventilation: A policy review for western Pennsylvania

Herrmann, Riley (2017) Best practice standards in home management of pediatric chronic invasive mechanical ventilation: A policy review for western Pennsylvania. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Children who are dependent on invasive mechanical ventilation are some of the most fragile patients in our healthcare system. Safely managing their care outside of an inpatient hospital setting requires advanced caregiver education and comprehension, exemplary care coordination, and an extraordinary amount of equipment and shift nursing services. However, it is cheaper and better for the patient than leaving them in an inpatient setting. This paper examines currently policies and procedures for agencies serving this population in western Pennsylvania, and compares them to the standards set forth by the American Thoracic Society. This is of public health significance because the population of children with medical complexity, and living with chronic invasive mechanical ventilation, is a vulnerable population that is at risk for morbidity, mortality, and super-utilization of the healthcare system. If we can use primary prevention in the form of best practice policies and procedures for discharge from the hospital to home, we can reduce risk.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Herrmann, Rileyroh33@pitt.eduROH33
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHawk, Marymary.hawk@pitt.edumary.hawkUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSonger, Thomastjs@pitt.edutjsUNSPECIFIED
Date: 3 May 2017
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ventilator, ventilation, Pennsylvania, pediatrics
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 19:13
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31681

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