The follow-up of children on home invasive mechanical ventilation after hospital discharge

Nayır Büyükşahin H., Yalcın E.

Pediatric Pulmonology, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.26683
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: adverse event, follow-up, home, hospital visit, invasive mechanical ventilation
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The number of children on home invasive mechanical ventilation (HIMV) has been increasing because it is a cost-effective strategy, the developments in technological tools, and its psychological and developmental advantages. Therefore, healthcare providers should be familiar with the follow-up of these patients after hospital discharge. This review will highlight the important points to be aware of during home care of children on HIMV, emphasizing the frequency of scheduled hospital visits after hospital discharge, recognizing adverse events related to HIMV, and ensuring the continued care of these children in areas such as vaccination, and performing appropriate tests in the follow-up.