Clinical Guidelines

The CATS Clinical Guidelines cover the recognition and acute management of a range of common paediatric emergencies. Our guidelines are primarily intended for use by the CATS team. If you wish to use them, please do so at your own risk, and after reading through our website Terms and Conditions.

CATS Clinical Guidelines are updated routinely every 2 years, although we may make changes at any time to bring them in line with national guidance or if new information becomes available before the next update is due. Please email queries@cats.nhs.uk with any feedback.

Guideline File type Updated Next update
Anaphylaxis PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Asthma PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Bronchiolitis PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Burns PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Congenital heart disease PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Coma PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Diabetic ketoacidosis PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Extra-corporeal support (ECMO) PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Intubation PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Liver failure PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Local team transfer PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Malaria PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Metabolic emergencies PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Neonatal collapse PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Neurosurgical emergency PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Poisoning PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN) PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Sepsis PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Status epilepticus PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Supraventricular tachycardia PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Traumatic brain injury PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Upper airway obstruction PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Vein of Galen malformation PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020
Waiting for the transport team PDF Jan 2018 Jan 2020