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

Having liberated a patient from a ventilator and CPAP, and making sure they maintain adequate oxygenation and secretion clearance through a tracheostomy, the patient can start to be considered for tracheostomy decannulation.

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.

CPAP in the weaning process on a COVID-19 ward

Decannulation of a tracheostomy in the weaning process

Mark as Understood


All Wales Pathway for Weaning COVID-19 patients with Tracheostomies

All-Wales TRACHES Checklist – Education package

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