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 2016 Jan 2018
Asthma PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Bronchiolitis PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Burns PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Congenital heart disease PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Coma PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Diabetic ketoacidosis PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Extra-corporeal support (ECMO) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Intubation PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Liver failure PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Local team transfer PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Malaria PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Metabolic emergencies PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Neurosurgical emergency PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Poisoning PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN) PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Sepsis PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Status epilepticus PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Supraventricular tachycardia PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Traumatic brain injury PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Upper airway obstruction PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Vein of Galen malformation PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018
Waiting for the retrieval team PDF Jan 2016 Jan 2018