Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with a Tracheostomy

The Care of Adult Patients in Acute Care Facilities with Tracheostomy – Clinical Practice Guideline has been developed to support local health districts and/or hospitals to develop local policies and practices that map to their specific patient population.

The recommendations apply to adult patients with a temporary or permanent tracheostomy tube who are inpatients in acute care facilities.



The information on this page is general in nature and cannot reflect individual patient variation. It reflects Australian intensive care practice, which may differ from that in other countries. It is intended as a supplement to the more specific information provided by the doctors and nurses caring for your loved one. ICNSW attests to the accuracy of the information contained here but takes no responsibility for how it may apply to an individual patient. Please refer to the full disclaimer.