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.
Understanding the Patient Experience
Establishing and Maintaining a Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Team
In September 2015 ACI held a forum at Liverpool hospital to discuss how the tracheostomy multidisciplinary team ( MDT ) had evolved over the two years of guideline implementation. The forum was attended by 50 clinicians and broadcast via a streaming service. The forum was structured around two panel discussions:
- Panel 1 – What does the MDT look like now
- Panel 2 – Facilitators and barriers – ensuring the sustainability of the MDT.
Watch the discussion from the ACI Multidisciplinary tracheostomy team forum
- Tracheostomy Clinical Management Policy and Procedures for Adult Inpatients
- Tracheostomy Tube Suction
- Speaking valve [bedside form]
- Trache Team [bedside form]
- Tracheostomy Care Record
- Tracheostomy Care Summary [template]
- Tracheostomy - head of bed poster
- Tracheostomy Management Sheet
- Transfer record for patient with a tracheostomy tube - draft
- UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project.Medical Resources: Algorithms
- 12 Essential Elements of Tracheostomy Care for Adult Patients
- Tracheostomy management: Competency assessment for enrolled nurses
- Emergency tracheostomy airway management: Laryngectomy
- Emergency tracheostomy airway management: Patent upper airway
- Management of Tracheostomy Tube Emergency [algorithm]
- Tracheostomy Patient Record [poster]
Establishing a multidisciplinary team
International tracheostomy project
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.