Education & CPD

Management of Patient with Tracheostomy


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  •   Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
  •   Registration: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:45
  •   Start: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:00
  •   End: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:00
  •   Location: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme introduces a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to the management of the adult 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 tracheostomy. The indications, advantages and disadvantages of tracheostomies will be explored. An overview will be given on both surgical tracheostomy and percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy, as well as the various types of tracheostomy tubes. Topics also covered include tube security, tube changing, suction therapy, humidification, wound care, swallowing, communication, weaning, decannulation, management of complications and emergency care.
  • Tuesday, 27 November 2018

  • 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: Lecture Room, The Richmond Education and Event Centre, 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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