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Programs & Services


Complex Airway Clinic

Provides multidisciplinary specialty care for children and adolescents with tracheostomies or other complex airway needs.

Provides multidisciplinary specialty care for children and adolescents with tracheostomies or other complex airway needs (i.e. dependent on non-invasive ventilation or other airway appliances for > 18 hours a day) including:

  • care and management of the child’s tracheostomy, including pre-tracheostomy consultation and decision-making support
  • care and management of any underlying respiratory condition(s)
  • support for the child’s ongoing growth & development
  • support for families caring for a child with complex airway needs

Support provided in collaboration with local home care, community & school based teams where available.

Access
Service Providers May Include
dietitians, doctors, occupational therapists (OTs), pediatric respirologists, physiotherapists (PTs), registered nurses (RNs), respiratory therapists (RTs), social workers, speech-language pathologists(SLPs)
Eligibility

Patients must be less than 18 years of age

Patients must have a tracheostomy or be dependent on non-invasive ventilation or other airway appliances for less than 18 hours a day (children and adolescents requiring only overnight non-invasive ventilation should be referred to ACH Pulmonary or Sleep Clinics).

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Service Locations