Prevention of respiratory infections in tracheostomized patients of a pediatric long-term rehabilitation setting

Marco Pozzi, Sara Galbiati, Federica Locatelli, Marica Granziera, Marika Santi, Daniele Colombo, Paolo Pellegrino, Sonia Radice, Emilio Clementi, Sandra Strazzer

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Abstract

Clinical practice protocols for the control and prevention of respiratory infections in rehabilitation settings, especially regarding pediatric tracheostomized patients, are currently lacking. To tackle this issue, we conducted a systematization of our clinical management protocols, aiming at defining a decisional algorithm and describing its key points in more detail. We focused on infection control, improvement of respiratory functions, and weaning from tracheostomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalAJIC: American Journal of Infection Control
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Infection prevention
  • Pediatric
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory infection
  • Tracheostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy

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