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These pages include links and downloads for the NTSP resources for medical, nursing and allied health staff and students. There are resources for patients available separately.

We have focussed our resources in two key areas: The emergency management algorithms and educational resources aimed at preventing neck-breathing patients developing life-threatening emergencies by improving routine care.

Manual NTSP Manual The resources are supported by an extensive e-learning package, developed in partnership with the UK Department of Heath's e-Learning for Healthcare project and the Royal College of Anaesthetist's e-Learning in Anaesthesia Project. The work is presented together in the NTSP manual. As much information as possible is provided in interactive formats, with links from the text of the manual direct to YouTube videos and the resources of this site. The Manual has been developed from extensive collaboration between local, national and international stakeholder groups, building on previously published guidelines, resources and expert opinion. The manual putstogether the individual pieces of the jigsaw that often existed in respect to specialised areas of tracheostomy and laryngectomy care.

You can access Assessment and Competency documents here.

Comprehensive Tracheostomy Care - the NTSP Manual is available in hardback from April 2014. Links on Amazon and Wiley-Blackwell here.

The various resources have been peer reviewed by a number of different processes, including open peer review of draft resources posted on this website. The emergency guidelines, algorithms, bed-head signs and supporting manuscript have been endorsed by Difficult Airway Society, Intensive Care Society, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, ENT UK, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, College of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation Council UK, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care, British Laryngological Association, National Association of Laryngectomy Clubs and the National Patient Safety Agency. The NTSP manual has been reviewed by many of the groups above either formally or informally and also revised by a multidisciplinary NTSP editorial board. Finally, the e-Learning for Healthcare resources have been reviewed by e-Learning Anaesthesia at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Click on one of the tabs above to access the resources.

Video introduction to the NTSP: click here
AABGI presntation about the project link: click here

Disclaimer: Whilst this information has been collected and designed to help in clinical management, the authors do not accept any responsibility for any harm, loss or damage arising from actions or decisions based on the information contained within this website and associated publications. Ultimate responsibility for the treatment of patients and interpretation of these materials lies with the medical practitioner / user. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. The inclusion in this publication of material relating to a particular product or method does not amount to an endorsement of its value, quality, or the claims made by its manufacturer. These guidelines should not constitute a minimum standard of practice nor should they be regarded as a substitute for good clinical judgment.


We have developed 3 e-learning modules in partnership with the NHS
e-learning for healthcare project and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Click for eLfH website

Visit e-Learning for more information.

Emergency Algorithms

The project has collaborated with multidisciplinary stakeholders to develop unique guidelines for managing tracheostomy and larynegctomy emergencies.

View NTSP published guidelines paper here in Anaesthesia.

More information in the Algorithms pages.

Videos & Resources

We have developed a library of videos to demonstrate key steps in the routine and emergency management of neck breathing patients.

Click here to view our YouTube library

You can access our printed resources including the NTSP Manual 2013 from the Medical Resources page.