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CPD modules

Caring for patients with a temporary tracheostomy

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Duration: 01 hr
  • Level: Students, Qualified nurses
  • Last updated: 2020

This learning module looks at how nurses can detect and resolve complications and potential safety problems associated with caring for a patient with a temporary tracheostomy. Tube securement, cannula and cuff management, humidification and endotracheal suctioning are discussed.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Rebecca Myatt, Nurse case manager (thoracic surgery), Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England.


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