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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 training and 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.
What is a tracheostomy?
Tracheostomy care and suctioning the trach tube
Preparing to come home with a trach
Equipment and care
Tracheostomy problems and emergencies
One person trach change
Two person trach change
Twill Tie trach holders
One person emergency trach change
How to collect a sterile tracheostomy aspirate culture at home
Reasons why to use your manual resuscitator bag
Suctioning the trach tube and giving manual breaths
Giving an MDI and manual breaths
Checking the resuscitator bag
Connecting oxygen to the manual resuscitator bag
Giving breaths with the manual resuscitator bag
Passy Muir Speaking Valve
Your Trach/Vent team is here to support you throughout your trach journey. We know that hearing from parents who have been in your shoes is helpful. Below are videos from parents in our program, past and present, who wanted to share about their journey.
Trach/Vent inpatient parent interview
Trach/Vent foster parent interviews
Trach/Vent clinic visit interview
Appointment request or contact us
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