Child Tracheostomy Decision Guide

Palliative care doctors recommend this guide as a helpful tool for parents considering a trach for their child. You can use this as a guide in your own thinking and then to guide the conversation with your child’s care team.

Please note: This was developed in Canada – and may be specific to Canadian Health Services in some ways. According to our provider community, some US centers to do not use the term “Family Contract.” And the reference to Aboriginal or Hutterite families and school attendance do not pertain to the US.