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Why does my child need atropine eye drops? Atropine has been prescribed to your child to let an eye care specialist to check the back of your child’s eyes and to see if they need glasses. Atropine drops or ointment may be used when: a child has particularly dark irises (the coloured part of...

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Why does my child need eye drops? Eye drops are required to enlarge your child’s pupil (the black part of the eye) so the optometrist (ophthalmic optician) or doctor (ophthalmologist) can see through the pupil and examine the back of the eye and to determine if glasses are needed. What effects do...

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This resource is a guide to the use of the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. The equipment you should have includes: 1 x CPAP machine 1 x electrical power cable 1 x air hosing or tubing 1 x mask (type may vary depending on individual need) Know your device      ...

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What is obstructive sleep apnoea? Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition that affects the airway and how we breathe. Usually, each time we breathe in, air passes through the nose, where it is filtered, warmed and moistened. It then travels down the upper airway to the lungs. The oxygen in the...

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This resource is a guide to the use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The equipment you should have includes: 1 x CPAP machine 1 x electrical power cable 1 x air hosing or tubing 1 x mask (type may vary depending on individual need) What will happen during the night? You...

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What is transition? There are national guidelines to make sure that every child receives a structured and planned transition into adult services. This makes sure your ongoing medical, psychosocial, educational and vocational needs are properly met. We recognise that this can be an uncertain and...

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Your child may have recently attended a respiratory clinic and have seen a respiratory doctor who has recommended your child have non-invasive ventilation (NIV) overnight. We are aware that for all children, getting used to wearing a ventilator and a mask overnight can sometimes be difficult. The...

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What is CPAP ventilation? Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of respiratory support therapy used to overcome obstruction of the airways. The air is given to your child through a mask attached to an electrically powered machine called a CPAP driver. The mask (either nasal, face or...

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What is Bi-level ventilation? Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) ventilation is a type of breathing support that assists your child’s ability to breathe. It uses a mask and a BiPAP ventilator. The ventilator blows pressurised air through a mask into the airway and lungs. This will open up...

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