Tracheostomy Care

Overview

This workshop includes theory and practical aspects to provide participants with the skills and confidence to support a person requiring tracheostomy care. This workshop is only offered face to face and it requires participants to complete work before attending the workshop.  Participants will have opportunities to practise suctioning, tube tie change and overall care on manikins.

Who is this for?

This workshop aims to ensure carers and support staff have sufficient knowledge to work with an individual with a tracheostomy safely and efficiently.

outline

It aims to familiarise participants with the importance, care and management requirements of a tracheostomy. It aims to provide an understanding of the correct, best practice techniques and methods for tracheostomy care. It also explains the importance of maintaining effective infection control and prevention, as well as the value of privacy, dignity, and respect for the service user. 

This workshop covers:

  • Basic understanding of the respiratory system

  • Different types of tracheostomy tubes

  • Infection control and prevention

  • Stoma site care and dressing changes

  • Complications of tracheostomy

  • Tracheostomy tube tie change

  • Suctioning a patient with a tracheostomy 

  • Monitoring and reporting abnormal secretions

  • Recognising and responding to signs that that airways are obstructed.

  • Humidification

  • Communication with a tracheostomy

 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion valid for a period of 1 year.

For group discounts, please contact us on (02) 8076 4774.

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