Overview of Course
It provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the airway and mechanism of swallowing. It explores the role of humidification and suctioning and safe management of the airway in a person with a tracheostomy including emergency situations. It follows a multidisciplinary approach to caring for a patient with a tracheostomy in place in various settings. It encompasses a reflection of the patient experience and advocates a compassionate patient centred approach to care. It overviews the most efficient use of resources.
Aims of Course
This course aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses in the area of Tracheostomy Care and to provide a structured approach to safe and efficient practice in providing skilled and holistic care to your clients. It is based on best practice guidelines.
After this course nurses will able to perform the skill of tracheostomy care safely and efficiently according to best practice guidelines.
This course is suited to any nurse interested in developing their skills in tracheostomy care who is expected to provide tracheostomy care as part of his/her clinical role. A follow up live practical skills workshop can be organised for groups. email [email protected] for details. It is important to be guided by local policy and supported by a clinical competency programme in your workplace in the area of Tracheostomy Care.