Relationship to High Intensity Daily Personal Activities.
This module supports the delivery of the tracheostomy management practice standard.
Where a participant requiring tracheostomy support may also requires ventilation, workers understand the expectations in the ventilator module.
Context: A support plan for tracheostomy management has been developed and is overseen by a relevant health practitioner, and each participant is involved in the assessment and development of their support plan.
LEARN ABOUT: Workers will understand tracheostomy support procedures relevant to the participant’s tracheostomy; Basic anatomy, stoma care; problem solving, what common problems to look for, warning signs and action required to respond to risks, incidents, infection and emergencies.
- Emergency flow charts Blockage/dislodge.
- How do I breathe in?
- How do I breathe out?
- How do I humidify?
LEARN ABOUT: Types of Tracheostomies, stoma appliances, heat moisture exchangers, humidifiers, nebulizer devices, suctioning equipment, supportive airway equipment(Air-VIVA), consumables, and speaking valves.
TRAINING: In addition to general training in the delivery of tracheostomy management supports, workers are encouraged to follow the self-assessment tool for reflection and development It may be required by your employer for you to have initial supervised practice, to meet the specific needs of each participant you support including the appropriate use of equipment.
SCOPE: Understands when to supports the appropriately qualified health practitioner if required, and as outlined in the participant’s support plan, with routine tube tie changes and dressing changes (Tracheostomy ties/straps changes are done by a qualified health practitioner and need a second person to assist).