About this course

This course aims to provide delegates with a solid understanding of tracheostomy care and management. Learn about the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, which is required in order to confidently care for individuals with a tracheostomy.  

Caring for someone with a tracheostomy requires practiced skill and sufficient knowledge. Delegates of this course will gain a holistic knowledge of tracheostomy care and management.

Course content

Our tracheostomy care course covers the following topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Indications for a tracheostomy
  • Types of tracheostomy
  • Types of tubes
  • Suctioning
  • Stoma care
  • Humidification
  • Changing a tube
  • Preparation to receive a tracheostomy client
  • Emergency care

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the indications for a tracheostomy
  • Describe the specific care needs for a patient with a tracheostomy
  • Clearly document tracheostomy assessment and care provision
  • Identify the equipment required and how to use it safely
  • State the complications associated with a tracheostomy and how to reduce risk
  • Identify an emergency situation and the appropriate actions required

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