Educational resources

Learning to care for a child with a tracheostomy and home ventilator is a journey. Our team has an educational program that includes bedside training with nursing and respiratory care staff, classroom based respiratory equipment sessions, teach back opportunities, simulation opportunities, and rooming in care experiences (known as Independent Care). The following Stepping Stones to Discharge outlines the goals that are part of the training to take care of a child with a tracheostomy and home ventilator. Along with the stepping stones to discharge, below is a link to our caregiver agreement which outlines the expectations we have for our trach team members and caregivers throughout their journey in our program.

The following videos are a resource to use when completing this training and one that you can reference at any time. These videos correspond to the written education provided to you in your Care Notebook that you received from your trach vent team member.

What is a tracheostomy?

Tracheostomy Care and Suctioning the trach tube

Preparing to come home with a trach

Equipment and Care

Tracheostomy CPR

Tracheostomy Problems and Emergencies

Document resources

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