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.

Type
Online Learning
Delivery
Online
Title
Tracheostomy Management
Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Respiratory Medicine
Location
ONLINE
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
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