The All Wales TRACHES Checklist

The TRACHES checklist has been developed to support frontline teams in the basic management of a patient with a tracheostomy. It follows 7 steps:

  • Tapes and dressings
  • Red flags
  • Assessment of the inner tube
  • Cuff pressure
  • Humidification and oxygen therapy
  • Emergency management
  • Suction

Check out the series of TRACHES tutorials, which explores each step in more detail.

Airway access using a tracheostomy

Reducing Adverse Outcomes

Mark as Understood


All-Wales TRACHES Checklist – Education package

Emergency Tracheostomy Management Algorithm

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