Pulmonary division of Children’s medical center has the  largest Pediatric Home Mechanical Ventilation programs in Iran. We successfully discharge over 2-3 infants, children and adolescents each month with mechanical ventilation to their homes. 
Our goals of home mechanical ventilation are to:
  • Sustain and extend life,
  • Enhance quality of life,
  • Reduce morbidity
  • Enhance growth and development, and
  • Provide cost-effective care.
Conditions requiring HMV include:
  • Parenchymal or airway pathology,
  • Neuromuscular or Musculoskeletal abnormality,
  • inadequate CNS control of the respiratory system,
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  • patients with cardiopulmonary or airway problems who are able to sustain oxygenation and ventilation but are not thriving because of excessive caloric expenditure from increased work of breathing
 Home care planning for these patients is implemented by a multidisciplinary team compose of Pulmonologist , Neurologist , Cardiologist ,Pediatric pulmonary nurse specialist , social worker, respiratory therapist.Due to the complex nature of our patients conditions, we also work closely with representatives from , Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical genetics, Psychology  and Speech Pathology.Pulmonologists manage children receiving part-time or full-time home Mechanical Ventilation via: Tracheostomy  or   Non-invasive Ventilation (CPAP or BiPAP).
We have one half day on Tuesday each week and all patients can get care from our specialists in one visit in our HMV Clinic.


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