Decannulation of a tracheostomy in the weaning process

The final step of the All-Wales Pathway for weaning COVID-19 patients with tracheostomies (linked below) is decannulation. The decannulation should be performed during daylight hours with agreement from all members of the MDT members. Should a patient fail their decannulation, they should be escalated according to their pre-agreed escalation plan.

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 – Poster

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