Paediatric Tracheostomy during COVID-19

The National Tracheostomy Safety Project (Paediatric Working Group) is a group of health care professionals who have been working to improve the safety of tracheostomy care in the UK and Ireland. The Group is particularly concerned that an overly cautious approach to the management of tracheostomised children during the COVID-19 pandemic could disadvantage children by excluding them from their usual social or educational activities. This updated guidance has been revised in light of emerging evidence and considers the balance of risks for children with tracheostomies accessing and fulfilling their usual social and educational needs during the pandemic.

Updated NTSP Paed Tracheostomy during COVD-19