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Tracheostomy Awareness CPD Accredited Course

Superior Healthcare offers free CPD accredited courses for all nurses who are looking to improve their knowledge and clinical skills in caring for clients with complex conditions.

As a specialist provider, we understand the challenging and changing nature of the complex care sector and the importance of being able to access high quality Continuing Professional Development opportunities which promote outstanding, compassionate and safe care.

Our CPD courses provide exciting opportunities for qualified nurses to advance their knowledge and skills, whilst contributing hours towards CPD revalidation requirements.

Please note, you do not need to be part of the Superior Healthcare team to take part in these free courses

Tracheostomy and Ventilation Awareness

This course is designed for nurses working in the healthcare industry who are looking to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in complex care who have limited tracheostomy and ventilation experience.  Learn about caring for clients with a tracheostomy in the community or on a ventilator and gain practical experience in simulated practice learning which replicate situations you are likely to encounter in the community.  The aim is to improve care, enhance patient safety and optimize outcomes in a safe controlled environment.

All aspects of training include guidelines from the National Tracheostomy Safety Project (UK).

Duration: 5 hours (9.30am – 3pm)

Learning Outcomes

Tracheostomy Awareness (2.5 hours)

  • Awareness of Indications for a tracheostomy
  • Understanding of types and characteristics of adult tracheostomy including, tracoe twist tubes, fenestrated/unfenestrated, cuffed/uncuffed, & subglottic tracheostomies. Paediatric tubes including neonatal and paediatric shiley tubes and bivona flextend.
  • Caring for a client with a tracheostomy including:-
  • Awareness of safe suction technique
  • Awareness of tracheostomy tape/tie changes.
  • Awareness of rationale for humidification and nebulization
  • Awareness of speaking valves
  • Awareness of routine tracheostomy tube changes
  • Awareness of tracheostomy emergencies including what to do if a tracheostomy becomes blocked or displaced.
  • Simulated practice stations including, suction, tape/tie changes, tracheostomy tube change and emergency one person technique tracheostomy tube change

Ventilation Awareness (2.5 hours)

  • To understand rationale for ventilation
  • Ventilation at home and indications for treatment
  • Overview on sleep and ventilation
  • Overview of invasive and non-invasive ventilation
  • Overview of modes of ventilation including CPAP and BiPAP
  • Care of a client on a ventilator in the community including safety checks at the beginning of the shift.
  • Overview of common ventilators and controls in the community
  • Troubleshooting ventilator alarms

Tracheostomy Awareness Event Dates

Thursday 24th February 2022


Monday 28th March 2022

09:30 - 15:00

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