Essential Management of a patient with a Tracheostomy Learning


Airway access using a tracheostomy

The All Wales TRACHES Checklist

Reducing Adverse Outcomes


Anatomy of the upper airway

Reasons for a tracheostomy

Components of a tracheostomy tube

Routine weaning from a tracheostomy

Difference between a Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy

Tapes and Dressings

Red flags

Assessment of the Inner Tube

Cuff pressure

Humidification and Oxygen therapy

Emergency Management


Maximising a patient’s communication

Cuff deflation and speaking valves

Above cuff vocalisation (ACV)

Swallowing problems

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