This eLearning package will provide the learner with a basic understanding of care and management of a patient with a tracheostomy. This module is a prerequisite for the practical tracheostomy training.

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this module, the learner will

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the anatomy of trachea
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of indications of tracheostomy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of tracheostomy 
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how a tracheostomy is performed
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the care of a patient with tracheostomy
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of weaning a patient off tracheostomy

This course is appropriate for new staff who will be using Trendcare and existing staff who wish to update their knowledge.

The Trendcare course covers the following topics

  • Introduction to Trendcare
  • Trendcare Processes
  • Predict-Update Acuity
  • Patient Notes Functions
  • Risk Assessments
  • Discharging Patients

The course also provides a Trendcare Initial Training Resource which contains the course content and can be printed for use before or after completing the course.

This course is equivalent to 1 hour of Professional Development time

The original material for this course has been provided, with thanks, from Trendcare ® and developed by MidCentral DHB