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The course will ensure staff have sufficient knowledge to work with an individual with a Tracheostomy safely and effectively.

Our trainer will take you through practical demonstrations and blended learning course allows learners to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of best practice in tracheostomy care.

Learner details

The Course

Plus Training Direct Tracheostomy Course  is designed to train and provides you with the knowledge and skills required to care for patients in their private homes or hospitals who have a tracheostomy and require ventilation.

This course is suitable for nurses, experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with people with complex care needs in a community setting.

Learners on the course will be taken through practical demonstrations and there will be plenty of opportunity take notes ,ask questions and practice this skills.

The course will ensure staff have sufficient knowledge to work with an individual with a tracheostomy safely and effectively.

Areas Covered

  • What is Tracheostomy 
  • Respiratory System
  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Management of Respiratory Sistem
  • Indications for tracheostomy
  • Complications of tracheostomy
  • Types of tracheostomy and the major characteristics of each: cuffed, uncuffed and fenestrated.
  • Changing dressings and keeping the area clean
  • Fitting, managing and changing an inner cannula tube
  • Suctioning a patient with a tracheostomy
  • Communication and care of a patient with a tracheostomy tube
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Different types of oxygen therapy
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and Invasive ventilation.
  • Types of NIV (BiPAP / CPAP)
  • Pressure support / volume control
  • Ventilators
  • Infection control​
  • Recording requirements
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Regulations and policies


Who Is Recommended for ? 

Tracheostomy Training  is ideal for: community nurses, experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with adults with complex care needs in a community setting.

The course is also ideal for use as part of the on-programme element of the new apprenticeship standards and can support the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices need to effectively integrate into the workplace.


No prior knowledge needed.

Typical Duration

7.5 hours


Will be scheduled throughout the day

Maximum no of delegates:


How It Works

Sessions are delivered face to face . You will receive comprehensive details and hands out .You can take notes and ask questions as well to get the most out of your training .



All learners will receive a Accredited CPD Certificate.


Why Choose Plus Training Direct?

We make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and rich content that motivate and engage learners. All of our learning uses interactive exercises and interactive scenarios, relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for your learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember.

Competency assessment can be arranged for those carers working with clients with Tracheostomy. If you require workplace observations and staff sign off, we are also able to help with our competency sign off service.Ask trainer for costings.

For those new to these clinical skills this course must be followed by a period of supervised practice in your workplace and a competency based assessment.

Health care assistants and support workers must all have at least 6 months care experience.

We can offer work experience references please ask the trainer on the day of attendance .

Paediatric sessions available on request.


Key elements of our learning courses are:

  • Understand the competencies set out in Tracheostomy
  • Media-rich content and information
  • Interactive scenarios and practice on manikins
  • Each student will have to practice until feels confident
  • Content provided by clinical leading experts
  • Relevant photography and illustrations
  • Multi-generational content and style
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