Resources

The resources presented here have evolved over the past 4years. The algorithms attempt to encompass the knowledge, skills and actions required to manage a tracheostomy emergency. The background information document attempts to collect together the pieces of the jigsaw of tracheostomy management. There are multimedia explanations of basic and advanced, routine and emergency care in the multimedia section.

NEW!! Interactive, self-directed e-Learning for Healthcare Modules are available by clicking here.

Multi-media Resouces

This section explains how and why we developed our resources and takes you step by step through the management of a patient with a tracheostomy who develops breathing difficulties.

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All video resources

NTSP webpages are undergoing extensive review.

All of our videos are now housed at th NTSP2010 YouTube channel.

This can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Resources to download and print

Click on the images below to open the pdf versions of the printed materials. Information on reproduction and permissions available here.

Click here to see the full range of printed materials, with explanations about their development and intended use. PowerPoint files are available here for you to adapt. There is also guidance if you wish to reproduce these algorithms.

Bed Head Signs

laryngectomy without trachy tube
Laryngectomy | Tracheostomy Tracheostomy Bed Head Sign

Emergency Algorithms

NTSP Manual 2013

NTSP Manual 2013
(NTSP Manual is a large file)

ICS Standards | St George's Trachy Guide

 

The resources presented here have evolved over the past 4 years. The algorithms attempt to encompass the knowledge, skills and actions required to manage a tracheostomy emergency. The background information document attempts to collect together the pieces of the jigsaw of tracheostomy management which are available, but have tended to be focussed on separate areas such as critical care, surgery, nursing, ward management etc. The text will be hyperlinked to the relevant supporting sections of the site, such as the video resources. The background document will be updated to include information from the NPSA, ICS and other national and local documents to become a 'one stop shop' for all tracheostomy enquiries. We will cover 'just in time' training (eg, you are about to get a tracheostomy patient on your ward and you need a reminder on how to perform correct suction), advanced techniques in airway rescue for the experts and address infrastructure issues such as draft hospital tracheosotmy policies or integrated care pathways which you may wish to adopt. As with all resources on this website, you are welcome to adapt and use locally if you wish. We welcome feedback on all of the content presented here, by clicking the scrolling link below.

If you wish to include these algorithms in any published work, we have agreed with the AAGBI, Anaesthesia and Wiley that the following statement should be inserted in order to waive individual permission:

"The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland grants readers the right to reproduce the algorithms included in this article (Figs 1 and 2) for non-commercial purposes (including in scholarly journals, books and non-commercial websites), without the need to request permission. Each reproduction of any algorithm must be accompanied by the following text: Reproduced from McGrath BA, Bates L, Atkinson D, Moore JA. Multidisciplinary guidelines for the management of tracheostomy and laryngectomy airway emergencies. Anaesthesia. 2012 Jun 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2012.07217, with permission from the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland/Blackwell Publishing Ltd."

The figs should be numbered accordingly – and only the algorithms reproduced (i.e. no other elements from your manuscript should be reproduced without specific permission).

A more detailed explanation of the algorithms can be found here.

Interactive algorithm (under construction)

Interactive laryngectomy algorithm (under construction)