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In Hospital Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Care for Nurses and AHPs

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30

OVERVIEW

This course provides Nurses and Allied Health Professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for the patient with a tracheostomy and laryngectomy in an hospital setting.

It offers an integral view of the day-to-day care needs and emergency management of the patient with a tracheostomy and laryngectomy.

CONTENT

What is a tracheostomy and a laryngectomy?

Anatomy and Physiology

Day to Day Care needs

Humidification

Suctioning

Cuff management

Inner cannulae       

Stoma Care

Bedside safety equipment

Oral care

Swallowing

Communication needs

Emotional and psychological needs

Daily checks and documentation

Tube changes

Weaning and decannulation

The role of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Common complications

Emergency red flags

Emergency management algorithms and bedhead signs

Emergency equipment

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, Ward Nurses and AHP’s will acquire the knowledge and skills that will make them capable to:

  • Understand the anatomical positioning of a tracheostomy.
  • Identify the difference between a tracheostomy and a laryngectomy.
  • Identify the indications and insertion techniques for a tracheostomy and laryngectomy.
  • Identify different types of stoma and tracheostomy tubes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and recognise the importance of the day-to-day care needs of a patient with a tracheostomy or laryngectomy.
  • Identify the elements of the Tracheostomy Care Bundle and Best Practice Standards.
  • Identify relevant safety equipment required, including bedside and emergency equipment.
  • Understand the main elements of the weaning process and tube changing procedure.
  • Identify the differences and provide nutritional support to the patient with a tracheostomy.
  • Identify different methods of communication for a patient with a tracheostomy or laryngectomy.
  • Provide emotional support and identify the psychological needs of the patient with a tracheostomy and laryngectomy.
  • Recognise the importance of accurate documentation of the assessment and care provided to the tracheostomy and laryngectomy patient.
  • Recognise the roles of multidisciplinary team (MDT) to deliver safe effective tracheostomy            and laryngectomy
  • Identify and recognise potential complications and red flags of a patient with a tracheostomy or laryngectomy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the bedhead signs and emergency management algorithm.

ATTENDED BY

  • Nurses
  • Nursing Associates
  • Allied Health Professionals

COURSE VENUES / PRICES

Live Online Instructor Led Course

Zoom
18/11/2024
£ 180.00
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