By Drs Tom Cairns, Barry Paul and Jon Walton including information on demispan measurement to calculate appropriate tidal volume and ECMO referral instructions.

Originally written by Dr Joe Cosgrove.

Lead author Dr Jon Walton.

BTS guidance published in Thorax in June 2017

Trustwide guideline

Standards published by the Intensive Care Society in 2014 for the management of a temporary tracheostomy

Written by Dr Chris Johnson. Adapted from BTS guidelines.

Published by NICE in December 2014

Applies to all patients not on Hamilton ventilator (ward 38, RVI)

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