How many nursing hours?
Q. How many nursing hours does a child with a tracheostomy usually get?
A. In the US, nursing hours very depending on several things, the child's needs, the families needs, the availability of nurses in your area and your insurance company. The availability of Medicaid wavers in your state may also come into play, if you don't have good health insurance. But as a general rule, children with trachs usually get around 8 hours a day. Children on ventilators average 16 hours a day.
Cindy - Mom to Aaron (age 19), trached for 4 years, subglottic stenosis, ADHD, learning disability, former 26 week preemie and identical twin to Eric (age 19), spastic quad CP, moderate MR, seizure disorder; Anthony (age 19), spastic quad CP, g-tube, seizure disorder, cortical vision impairment, profound MR; and Natasha (age 6) CP, cortical blindness, seizure disorder, profound MR, shunt, g-tube.
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