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Tracheostomy Care for Children

American Thoracic Society: Patient information series: Use of a tracheostomy with a child. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2006; 174(11):P11-P12.

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NHS Quality Improvement Scotland: Caring for the child/young person with a tracheostomy. NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 2008. Available from URL: http://www.cen.scot.nhs.uk/files/12c-caring-for-the-childyoung-person-with-a-tracheostomy.pdf. As accessed 2012-06-12.

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Sherman JM, Davis S, Albamonte-Petrick S, et al: Care of the child with a chronic tracheostomy. This official statement of the American Thoracic Society was adopted by the ATS Board of Directors, July 1999. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2000; 161(1):297-308.

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