The Pediatric Tracheostomy Clinic offers the expertise of a large range of specialists. Pulmonologists, nurses, respiratory care practitioners, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and psychologists combine their efforts with pediatric otolaryngologists and speech and language pathologists.
This complex approach gives "one-stop" medical care to our young patients with tracheostomies. Our specialists formulate ongoing tracheostomy care and provide evaluation for decannulation. Clinic staff are concerned with your child's general health, growth, home care equipment and nursing issues and speech development.
- Comprehensive management of the respiratory system, including the airway and lungs
- Management of pediatric growth and nutrition
Monitoring and management of your child's communication
- Care coordination between services at UW Health and community resources such as home equipment providers and nursing services
Telephone management (when appropriate) by nursing staff and other team members