TRACHES – Case based exam

Case-based Exam

To assess competence in essential management of a tracheostomy, candidates are required to complete a summative multiple choice exam. You will have 45 minutes to answer 25 questions . The pass mark is 80%. If you do not meet the assessment criteria, don’t panic! You can resit as many times as you need.

During this exam, you will be assessed against the following learning outcomes: 

    • Understanding the clinical application of a tracheostomy


    • Management of a tracheostomy according to the TRACHES checklist; Tapes and dressings, Red flags of tracheostomy care, Assessment of the inner tube, Cuff pressure, Humidification and oxygen, Emergency management and Suction


    • The multi-disciplinary team involved in the management of a patient with a tracheostomy, and Optimising Patient Experience

The questions are presented through case studies, and each case study might span a series of questions. See below an example of how this Case Study and Question will sit on a page.

Click ‘Start quiz’ to get started. Your time limit will start immediately and will run continuously until 0:00. If you leave the page and return, the clock will not stop.

Once you have answered all the questions, you will be taken to an exam overview page where you will find your answers marked against the correct answers.

If you do not pass every question, you will be able to resit the exam.

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