Support for Ventilated Children and Young People

This toolkit has been developed for professionals working throughout the children’s hospice sector. Children and young people with life threatening conditions that require ventilation are entitled to the very best care when receiving ventilation support. This may include end of life care and bereavement support for both the child/young person and family.

The toolkit is designed to enhance current practice. It offers a range of ideas and information. It is not a workbook or programme to complete from beginning to end, nor is it an exhaustive list of ideas or subjects. It aims to help staff to support children and young people (and their families) who require ventilation. It provides practice examples, together with information about some of the ethical challenges, duties of staff, competencies and training requirements. It also includes teaching packs to support learning.