We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Pediatric Home Care: Results of a National Evaluation of Programs for Ventilator Assisted Children

Ernest N. Kraybill, MD
JAMA. 1989;261(15):2265-2266. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420150115053.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The home care of children who require long-term mechanical ventilation is a recent phenomenon, having occurred to a significant degree only since the late 1970s. Many of the children now being treated in this way were premature infants who had survived severe respiratory distress syndrome but developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a condition that may be associated with prolonged dependence on a respirator and supplemental oxygen. Others are children with a variety of neurological syndromes that impair respiration. To date, remarkably little has been published about the outcome of providing such treatment at home and still less about its impact on the families of the children.

In response to these and other children with dependence on medical technology, Surgeon General Koop convened a Workshop on Children With Handicaps and Their Families in Philadelphia (Pa) in 1982. Following that workshop the Division of Maternal and Child Health funded, through its Special Projects of


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.