Long-term Ventilation Program
The Long-term Ventilation (LTV) program is under the Division of Respiratory Medicine. The program is dedicated to providing comprehensive consultation and ongoing management for children receiving long-term ventilation at home, as well as for those children who are at risk of requiring long-term ventilation. The aim of our program is to optimize care of these children at home and to support their families in the community.
What do we offer?
- Long-term follow up of children receiving long-term ventilation at home
- Inpatient and outpatient consultation and support to families who are considering long-term ventilation for their child
- Caregiver training for home ventilator equipment and airway clearance therapies
- Transition to home planning and care coordination with the intensive care units and Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Hospital
- Integration of care with community services including nursing at home and at school
- Inpatient collaboration with medical and surgical specialists
- Transition program to adult care services developed in partnership with WestPark Healthcare Center
How to make a referral
- A referral for inpatient consultation can be made through the Respiratory Medicine general consultation service.
- A referral to the outpatient clinic can be made using the ARMS referral system. The LTV clinic was previously known as the Complex Respiratory Care clinic.
- Send your referral via ARMs, our online Ambulatory Referral Management system or fax a completed referral form (available in PDF format)
- The LTV clinic takes place on ward 4A every Tuesday afternoon.
Please contact Katie Leathem, the Long-term Ventilation Program coordinator at (416) 813-6338 if you have any questions