Adult Tracheostomy Care and Management Workshop – RCN (6829) Accredited


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This programme has been accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until 22nd April 2020
Accreditation applies only to the educational content of the programme and does not apply to any product

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:

  • Legal and Professional Considerations
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • RCN Principles of Nursing
  • The Importance of Interpersonal Skills
  • Arenas of Accountability
  • Indications of Tracheostomy
  • Complications Associated with Tracheostomy
  • Common Tracheostomy Incidents
  • Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Anatomy of Respiratory System
  • Gas Exchange in Lungs
  • Sites for Insertion
  • Tracheostomy Tubes and Parts
  • Cuff and Fenestrated Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Standard and Longer Length Tracheostomy Tubes
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Tracheostomy
  • Post Operative Management
  • Care Inner Cannula
  • Day to Day Tracheostomy Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Bed Head Signs
  • Patient Safety Alert published by NHS Improvement
  • Emergency Equipment
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Tracheostomy Issues
  • Defect Mucocilliary Transport System
  • The Humidification Ladder
  • Care of Tracheostomy
  • Humidification
  • Tracheostomy Suctioning
  • Complications of Suctioning
  • Methods of Suctioning
  • Suction Catherer Size and Suction and Pressure
  • Equipment for Suctioning
  • Tracheostomy Care: Changing Dressing, Stoma Care Tube Change
  • Tracheal Cuff Pressure Management
  • Inner Cannula Care Tracheostomy Emergencies
  • Accidental Decannulation
  • Emergency Tracheostomy Management Weaning
  • Decannulation
  • Tracheostomy Removal
  • Communication by SALT Team
  • Factors that affect communication
  • Contra-indications Use of Speaking Valve
  • Factors that may affect Swallowing
  • Swallowing
  • Health Education
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Use of SBAR Tool in Team Communication
  • Knowledge and Skills Competency
  • Assessment COMPLETED
  • (4 Hours Participatory)
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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