This workshop is an ideal introduction to, or refresher on, the care of a person with a tracheostomy.
This course is run in conjunction with RCNi (part of the Royal College of Nursing Group.)
Learning outcomes include:
Understand the function of the upper and lower respiratory tract.
Understand normal breathing processes and the impact of respiratory disease.
Understand the rationale behind the insertion of a tracheostomy tube.
Knowledge of the different types of tracheostomy tubes and how these can be inserted.
Understand the principles behind and demonstrate safe techniques of caring for a patient with a tracheostomy tube.
Course content includes:
The structure and function of both the upper and lower respiratory tract. The function of nose, mouth nasopharynx, oropharynx laryngopharynx, trachea bronchi and alveolar.
The physiological control of breathing, gaseous exchange, gas transport.
The main signs of respiratory disease, how to measure respiratory rate, how to auscultate a chest, pulse oximetry and cyanosis.
What a tracheostomy is and the two main types of insertion surgical and percutaneous.
Different types of tracheostomy and the major characteristics of each: cuffed, uncuffed and fenestrated.
Care of the patient with a tracheostomy: cuff pressures, stoma care, humidification, suctioning, changing tapes, speaking, eating and drinking, changing a tracheostomy tube, mouth care, inner tubes.
What to do if the tube blocks, becomes displaced or falls out.
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When does online registration close?
Online registration closes 2 weeks before the course date.
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