Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Diaphragmatic Pacing System (DPS)?
- A Diaphragmatic Pacing System, more commonly known as a DPS, consists of four implanted
electrodes and an external battery operated pulse stimulator. The pulse stimulator regulates
movement of the diaphragm muscle, causing it to contract and expand, thus developing natural
- Benefits of the DPS include:
- Reduced risk for respiratory infection
- Decreased number of hospitalizations
- Increased independence
How is the Center for Innovative Technology different than a traditional hospital setting?
- CIT is a transitional living facility much set up like a residential home to better acclimate both the
patient, and caregiver(s) to living in their community, while still receiving nursing and respiratory
Can family visit?
- Yes! In fact, after the first month of enrollment, the primary caregiver(s) are required to spend
time training with Broward Children’ Center staff to ensure the client has a safe and successful
transition back into the community.
How do I get myself/my loved one/my patient referred to The Center for Innovative Technology?
- Please contact our Referral Coordinator at 954.649.7362 for information on how to start the