Adult Tracheostomy Care and Management Workshop


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Adult Tracheostomy Care and Management Workshop

  • Tracheostomy is a surgical opening in the trachea. Tracheostomies are becoming increasingly common place both within the acute setting and the community.  As a result of this there is an expectation of increased knowledge and more advanced nursing and healthcare skills caring for these patients. The Adult Tracheostomy Care and Management Workshop is designed to provide learners with the underpinning concepts to explore the care given post operatively to patients who had undergone tracheostomy in order to develop learner’s knowledge and skills in suctioning, changing tracheostomy tapes, stoma care and during accidental decannulation for patients in the healthcare setting. Adult patients with a tracheostomy tube are a vulnerable patient,  their care may be highly complex involving a number of clinicians across different healthcare specialties, highlighting the need for good coordination, team working, communication  and documentation.

Aims of the workshop:

  • Through this workshop, the practitioners will be able to contribute and manage a high performance and effective skills in management of Tracheostomy suctioning, changing tapes and stoma care
  • To develop your ability to link theories with practice through critical skills assessment and clinical competencies.
  • To extend and enhance the knowledge and skills of candidates to enable them to safely care for patients that require a tracheostomy.
  • To perform safely and competently under clinical supervision and practice independently in their workplaces.

Course Details:

  • Legislations and National Guidelines
  • Professional Code of Conduct (NMC, GMC, HSPC)
  • The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • Indications of Tracheostomy
  • Complications Associated with Tracheostomy
  • Common Tracheostomy Incidents
  • Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Respiratory System
  • Pulmonary Ventilation – Gas Exchange
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Cough Assist
  • Surgical and Percutaneous Tracheostomy Procedure
  • Tracheostomy Tubes and Parts
  • Cuff and Uncuff Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Fenestrated and Non-Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Standard and Longer Length Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Tracheostomy
  • Pre and Post Operative Management
  • Care of Inner Cannula
  • Day to Day Tracheostomy Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Bed Head Signs
  • Patient Safety Alert published by NHS Improvement
  • Bedside Checklist- Emergency Equipment
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Tracheostomy Issues
  • Defect Mucociliary Transport System
  • Humidification= Heated Air and Cold Air
  • The Humidification Ladder
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Tracheostomy Suctioning
  • Complications of Suctioning
  • Methods of Suctioning
  • Suction Catheter Size and Pressure
  • Equipment for Suctioning
  • Tracheostomy Care: Changing Dressing, Stoma Care, Tube Change
  • Tracheal Cuff Pressure Management
  • Inner Cannula Care
  • Tracheostomy Emergency
  • Accidental Decannulation
  • Planned Decannulation
  • Tracheostomy Removal
  • Role of SALT Team
  • Factors that affect communication
  • Contra-indications Use of Speaking Valve
  • Factors that may affect Swallowing
  • Health Education
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Use of SBAR Tool in Team Communication
  • Knowledge and Skills Assessment (Practical Session)
Duration: 0900-1800
Fee: £165
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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Adult Tracheostomy Care and Management

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