CPN | Tracheostomy
Guided Pathway:


The following is a guide to help direct conversations between families and medical providers when a tracheostomy is being considered. It is understood that these conversations and the process will likely take place over months. Understanding why the possibility of a tracheostomy is being raised 
  • Understanding your hopes and concerns long term; setting expectations 
  •  Exploring scenarios when considering a tracheostomy for your child
  •  Anticipating the risks and benefits of tracheostomy, not just clinically for the child, but within the context of the family
  •  Making the decision
  • Caring for a trach