Pediatric Tracheostomy


Family information

  • – helps families make informed decisions for their child and for their families by hearing the experiences of others who chose for and against trachs and vents. (Created with funding by the National Palliative Care Research Center) 


  • National Tracheostomy Safety Project (UK). ‎NTSP on the App Store (
    NTSP is provided free of charge by the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (UK). The App provides the most up to date guidance for dealing with tracheostomy or laryngectomy emergencies. The information is applicable to medical, nursing and allied health care providers and relevant to hospital or community settings.




Guidelines/Practice Parameters

  •  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
  • International Pediatric Otolaryngology Group (IPOG) survey: Efforts to avoid complications in home tracheostomy care PDF

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