Learning Exercise

Trach care

Trach care should be performed using strict sterile technique. The nurse should perform this procedure with knowledge to prevent any undue harm to the patient.
Course: Clinical skills in Med/surg 1
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Exercise

Trach care on a patient with a tracheostomy

Disciplines

Audience

Technical Notes

Equipment Sterile trach kit Sterile gloves Suction equipment Oxygen source Ambu bag Stethoscope Sterile normal saline

Requirements

1. Student should have an understanding of sterile technique. 2. Student should know how to suction a patient via the trach.

Topics

Trach care

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the importance of a patent airway 2. Understand that decrease airway secretions will improve ventilation 3. Decreased secretions will improve ventilation and decrease chance of infection.