First Clinical Consensus and National Recommendations on Tracheostomized Children of the Brazilian Academy of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ABOPe) and Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP) Please cite this article as: Avelino MA, Maunsell R, Valera FC, Lubianca Neto JF, Schweiger C, Miura CS, et al. First Clinical Consensus and National Recommendations on Tracheostomized Children of the Brazilian Academy of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ABOPe) and Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP). Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;83:498-506. , ☆☆ ☆☆ This article is a Consensus made by specialists on the subject, and thus, approval by the Research Ethics Committees (REC) does not apply.

Melissa A.G. Avelino Rebecca Maunsell Fabiana Cardoso Pereira Valera José Faibes Lubianca Neto Cláudia Schweiger Carolina Sponchiado Miura Vitor Guo Chen Dayse Manrique Raquel Oliveira Fabiano Gavazzoni Isabela Furtado de Mendonça Picinin Paulo Bittencourt Paulo Camargos Fernanda Peixoto Marcelo Barciela Brandão Tania Maria Sih Wilma Terezinha Anselmo-Lima About the authors

Abstract

Introduction:

Tracheostomy is a procedure that can be performed in any age group, including children under 1 year of age. Unfortunately health professionals in Brazil have great difficulty dealing with this condition due to the lack of standard care orientation.

Objective:

This clinical consensus by Academia Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia Pediátrica (ABOPe) and Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria (SBP) aims to generate national recommendations on the care concerning tracheostomized children.

Methods:

A group of experts experienced in pediatric tracheostomy (otorhinolaryngologists, intensive care pediatricians, endoscopists, and pediatric pulmonologists) were selected, taking into account the different regions of Brazil and following inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Results:

The results generated from this document were based on the agreement of the majority of participants regarding the indications, type of cannula, surgical techniques, care, and general guidelines and decannulation.

Conclusion:

These guidelines can be used as directives for a wide range of health professionals across the country that deal with tracheostomized children.

KEYWORDS
Tracheostomy; Child; Guidelines; Consensus

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