Guidelines for respiratory management of children with neuromuscular weakness

NICE Accredited

British Thoracic Society - BTS
British Thoracic Society (BTS)
Publication date:
30 June 2012


Guideline looking at the respiratory management of children with mneuromuscular weakness. It is not disease specific and can be applied to all children with this condition.

The scope of the report addresses

  • Identifying children at risk of respiratory complications
  • Airway clearance and respiratory muscle training
  • Assisted ventilation
  • Planning for surgical procedures
  • Scoliosis
  • Other problems and interventions that impact on respiratory health
  • Transition to adult care
  • Quality of life and palliative care
  • Special considerations ¬†