tracheostomy care

TRACHEOSTOMY CARE

Course Number

SC0124

Validity

1 Year

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

Attending delegates will consider indications for tracheostomies and gain an
understanding of the care of tracheostomy tubes. They will gain awareness of potential complications and an understanding of the need for regular suction therapy.

Suitable for:

Care

Care

Introduction

  • Introduction & course overview

Course Programme

  • NMC code of conduct
  • NMC record keeping
  • What is tracheostomy?
  • Anatomy
  • Indications for a tracheostomy
  • Tube types
  • Tapes
  • Essential equipment
  • Tube management
  • Suctioning
  • Catheter sizing
  • Daily living
  • Course evaluation