Tracheostomy is an artificial opening in the trachea placed to bypass upper airway obstruction, prolonged ventilator support or to facilitate bronchial toilet. It is not uncommon to encounter patients with tracheostomies in the primary care setting such as at home, nursing home and community hospital. Therefore we feel that the extension of tracheostomy care goes way beyond the tertiary hospital. There is an expectation in increased knowledge and care for these patients especially in the primary care setting.
The tracheostomy care and management workshop is designed to provide tracheostomy caregivers with knowledge and basic practical skills such as suctioning, changing tracheostomy tubes, tapes and stoma care.
To develop their ability to link theories with practice through case scenarios focused on emergency situations such as blocked tracheostomy tubes, accidental decannulation and bleeding from tracheostomy.
To standardize training to ensure every caregiver is competent and able to deliver tracheostomy care safely.
DR TAY SOK YAN