Tracheostomy Care in the Community
Upon completion, you will have an increased awareness of tracheostomy and ventilation, including what to do in an emergency situation.
This short course is aimed at those in the community who are looking after individuals with long term tracheostomy needs and would benefit from updating their skills through theory and practical means.
Duration: 3 hrs
Participant numbers: Min 6 Max 8
Venue: Workplace environment
Learning Objectives will cover:
•Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
•The use of emergency equipment
•Identify the indications for a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation
•Understand risks and problems associated with a tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation
•The principle of how to care for a patient with a tracheostomy
•Recognise a blocked tube and/or on mechanical ventilation