National Tracheostomy Safety Project
Paediatric emergency algorithms
The NTSP Paediatric working party is led by Dr Cath Doherty in Manchester. The group has extensively tested algorithms based on the approach to adult emergencies, but adapted for children. The revised versions have been trialled with medical, nursing, allied health staff and carers using medical simulaiton and have been presented at relevant national meetings. The draft algorithms have been reviewed by a number of key stakeholder Colleges and professional groups involved in paediatric tracheosotmy care and are currently available for peer review via this website.
Click here to download the pdf of the paediatric algorithm. This is a 4 page pdf document which incudes paired bedhead sign and directions for initial responses, advanced responses and a combined approach. This work is due to be published shortly, after which time the links will be updated.
Other resources available:
The NTSP Adult emergency algorithms, bed-head signs, e-learning and supporting videos and materials are available from the Medical Resources section.
NTSP Manual 2013 is available to download. NTSP resources are now available for iPhone and iPad. Other smartphone Apps coming soon.