Safer Tracheostomy Care

Safer Tracheostomy Care

Course Duration: One Day

CPD Hours: 7 Hours

Start Time: 09:15   End Time: 16:30


Course Overview:

This is an inter-professional, simulation-based one day course covering the key principles of safe tracheostomy care and the management of tracheostomy emergencies through simulated clinical practice.

Short lectures on:

  • Introduction to tracheostomies
  • Indications for tracheostomy insertion
  • Types of tracheostomies
  • Routine care of patients with tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy emergencies and management

Skills stations: suctioning, cuff management, stoma site management dressings and tapes

High Fidelity Simulated Scenarios with facilitated debriefs to explore both technical and non-technical skills (blocked tube, accidental decannulation.

Video and discussion of human factors in healthcare.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognition and management of tracheostomy emergencies
  • Knowledge of the national Tracheostomy Safety Project
  • Exploration of key human factors in healthcare

Who is this Course for?

  • Junior Doctors F2-ST4 all specialties
  • Community, ICU/Ward & specialist nurses & Care Assistants
  • Physiotherapists / Speech and Language therapists


  • GSTT Staff – Free
  • External NHS Band 4-6 – £175
  • External NHS FY1-FY2, SHO, CT1-CT2, ST1-ST2, GP ST1-ST3 – £200
  • External NHS ST3-ST8, Staff Grade – £ 225
  • External NHS Band 7 – £225
  • External NHS Band 8+, GP, Consultant – £275
  • Private Hospital (Non-NHS) – £400

For more information please see the  or  contact the Simulation team on 0207 188 4802 or email  the Simulation Team

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