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Tracheostomy Management

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

A patient who requires prolonged mechanical ventilation, is experiencing upper airway obstruction or needs assistance with chronic airway secretions may undergo a tracheostomy (Doyle & Scales 2015).

What is a Tracheostomy?

tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision (stoma) into the trachea through the front of the neck. A tube is then inserted into the incision, creating an air passage that allows the patient to breathe directly through their trachea while avoiding their upper airway. This may be a temporary or permanent intervention (Healthdirect 2018; Mayo Clinic 2019).

You may encounter a patient with a tracheostomy in any area of healthcare. It is vital to ensure you care for a tracheostomy carefully and thoroughly, as an adverse event such as respiratory distress may develop if the tracheostomy is not managed properly.

Delivery
Title
Tracheostomy Management
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
21-Jun-2020
End Date
21-Jun-2023
CPD Points
4 minutes of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
Price:
Free
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