Education & CPD

Management of Patient with Tracheostomy


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  •   Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017
  •   Registration: Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:45
  •   Start: Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:00
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This one-day interactive workshop will introduce nurses from the hospital and community setting to the importance of adapting an holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to the management of the patient with a tracheostomy. Participants will be given the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to assess, manage and evaluate the nursing care of a patient with a tracheostomy.
  • Thursday, 19 October 2017

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
  • 10:15
    History, Indications for Tracheostomy and Different Tracheostomy Procedures Review the Different Types of Tracheostomy Tubes
  • 11:00
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:30
    Management of Tracheostomy Complications: Prevention, Identification and Management Swallowing, Communication, Weaning and Documentation
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
    Suction Therapy: Patient Assessment, Indications and Complications
  • 14:30
    Clinical Skill Workshop
  • 15:30
    Case Studies and Evaluation
  • 16:00
  •   Location: PDC Centre, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. Barnett, M., (2012) Back to basics: caring for people with tracheostomy, Nursing and Residential Care, pp.390-394.

  2. Morris, L.L., Whitimer, A. & McIntosh, E., (2013) Tracheostomy care and complications in the Intensive Care Unit, Critical Care Nurse, pp.18-31.

  3. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), (2013) Translaryngeal Tracheostomy; NICE Inteventional Procedure Guidance 462 ,UK.

  4. Health Service Executive. , (2009) National best practice and evidence based guidelines for wound management .

  5. UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project National Tracheostomy Safety Project ,UK.

  6. The Intensive Care Society, (2008) Standards for the care of adult patients with a temporary tracheostomy ,UK.

  7. Keogh S., Chitakis M. & Watson K., (2008) Caring for children with a tracheostomy: a national survey of Australian and New Zealand nurse, Neonatal, Paediatric & Child Health Nursing, pp.13-7.

  8. Donnelly F. & Wiechula R. J., (2006) The lived experience of a tracheostomy tube change: a phenomological study, Journal of Clinical Nursing, pp.1115-22.

  9. Russell C., (2005) High dependency nursing: providing the nurse with a guide to tracheostomy care and management, British Journal of Nursing, pp.428-33..

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