Station 8

Look at the picture below and answer the following questions. 


Name the item in the above image. (Marks -1)

Non-fenestrated inner tube

What is its role? (Marks – 2 )

It has a role in keeping the tracheostomy patent. When secretions build up it can be removed, washed and replaced. 

List 4 different types of tracheostomy tube. (marks 4)

Cuffed, uncuffed, fenestrated, adjustable flange tracheostomy

What guidelines are there available for the management of a blocked tracheostomy tube? (1 mark)

National tracheostomy safety project. (NTSP)

Additional reading

National tracheostomy safety project. https://www.tracheostomy.org.uk/resources/documents

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