Decision Aid Summary

Title Child Tracheostomy Decision Guide.
Audience Parents considering a tracheostomy for their child.
Options included Tracheostomy.
Surgical or medical treatment.
Continue present breathing support.
Give more time, keep trying to wean from support.
Palliation and comfort care.
Year of last update or review 2013
Format paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer BL Giles
Where was it developed?
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Health condition Tracheal Disorders
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English, French
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
3 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.