This interactive webinar, delivered by a specialist nurse trainer, provides you with the knowledge and overview of skills required to care for adults in the community who have a tracheostomy and require ventilation.

Our trainer will also talk you through practical demonstration(s) and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Enhanced paediatric sessions available on request.

New Webinar Dates – find out more.

The main aim is to provide you with the knowledge and shared experience to ensure safety, care and comfort of patients and clients with complex care needs. We are keeping numbers low (10) to allow maximum time for interaction and questions.

  • Learners who are new to tracheostomy / ventilation are required to gain competency under clinical supervision within their own workplace.
  • You will also receive a competency framework to download and use in your clinical area.


  • Suitable for those requiring an update as well as those new to tracheostomy / ventilation.
  • For those new to these clinical skills this course must be followed by a period of supervised practice in your workplace and a competency based assessment.
  • Health care assistants and support workers must all have at least 6 months care experience.

All learners will receive a CPD certificate and downloadable handouts.

Target audience: community nurses, experienced health care assistants / support workers and any other health or social care staff working with adults with complex care needs in a community setting.

Course duration: 3.5 hours (breaks will be scheduled throughout the day).

Maximum no of delegates: 10

Technical details

Sessions are delivered via Zoom platform. You will receive comprehensive details both about how to access as well as get the most out of your training – please allow 2 business days from your order.

Course content includes:

  • Anatomy & physiology of the respiratory system.
  • Different types of tracheostomy and the major characteristics of each: cuffed, uncuffed and fenestrated.
  • Care of a patient with a tracheostomy: cuff pressures, stoma care, humidification, nebulisers, suctioning, changing tapes, speaking, eating and drinking, changing a tracheostomy tube, mouth care, inner tubes.
  • What to do if the tube blocks, becomes displaced or falls out.Types of tracheostomy and management.
  • Overview of assisting a person who requires assistance to cough.
  • Different types of oxygen therapy.
  • What is non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and invasive ventilation.
  • Reasons for NIV / invasive ventilation.
  • Types of NIV (BiPAP / CPAP).
  • Types of invasive ventilation.
  • Pressure support / volume control.
  • Care of a patient (pressure care / mouth care / eye care / stoma care) and equipment.
  • Awareness of ‘red flags’ and recognising emergency situations.
  • Infection control.
  • Communication issues.
  • Recording requirements.
  • Regulations and policies.

Enhanced paediatric sessions available on request.

Your trainer will be delivering the session using an online classroom – known as a ‘webinar’.

To get the most out of the session we recommend you follow these simple tips:
● Don’t be afraid to ask questions: just as in a classroom setting our trainer is there to facilitate your learning. There are no silly questions.
● If you are in a room with other colleagues, it is a good idea to nominate a ‘speaker’ to ask questions to the trainer.
● Wear a sticker with your name on it so that our trainer knows who you are.
● Have some paper and pens ready in case our trainer asks you to write something down.
● It’s ok to get up and stretch if you need too.
● Have fun! We aim for all our learning to be an engaging experience.
● Please leave us feedback using the online code you will be given.
● Please note: you must stay for the full session or you will not receive your certifcate of attendance.
● Delegates please login 15 mins before start time to allow for any technical issues etc.

Using Zoom
You can access via the Zoom app or via your PC (you will need to download Zoom )
● Getting started with Zoom on windows and Mac
● Using Zoom app (IOS)
● Zoom app android
Zoom is very intuitive and allows for direct interaction with our trainer.
● Please mute yourself when not talking as this cuts down background interference.
● Please use headphones if possible.
● Please make use of ‘reactions’ and chat facilities as these can aid interactions.

Download our virtual classroom pdf

Enrol on webinars here: click on links for learning outcomes and more information (price is per person)

Tracheostomy care and management (MORNING)

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Price (exc VAT)
4th June 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
16th July 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
22nd August 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
16th September 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
25th October 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
18th November 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person
17th December 2024
13:00 - 16.30
£75.00per person


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