CPAP in the weaning process on a COVID-19 ward

The next stage of the ventilator tracheostomy weaning process is to establish a patient on CPAP mode of ventilation, and the goal of this stage is to remove the ventilator completely and move towards decannulation of the tracheostomy tube.

For more information about tracheostomy management, check out the All-Wales TRACHES checklist (linked below) which provides the simple things you need to do to look after a patient with a tracheostomy.

Weaning pressure or volume ventilator support on a COVID-19 Ward

Tracheostomy mask in the weaning process on a COVID-19 ward

Mark as Understood


All Wales Pathway for Weaning COVID-19 patients with Tracheostomies

All-Wales TRACHES Checklist – Education package

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