Ventilators have alarms that may go off. The alarms help health care providers and other caregivers ensure that all connections are secure and that the ventilator is working properly.
The decision to wean your child from the ventilator is made carefully to ensure that the breathing tube is not removed too soon. When the breathing tube is removed, your child may cough and have some throat pain. Your child may also have a hoarse voice for a few days after the tube is removed. If your child has a tracheostomy, the tube may remain in place with or without a ventilator.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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