Paediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Management

The Paediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Management course is a blended learning program designed to teach health care rescuers the emergency management of a child with a partially or obstructed tracheostomy.

The RESUS4KIDS Tracheostomy Emergency Management Practical Course is an optional lesson which reinforces the Tracheostomy Emergency Management e-Learning. The program is taught using blended learning similar to our other programs. The practical session gives all participants the opportunity to put into practice the emergency management flow chart of caring for a child with an occluded tracheostomy including the opportunity to practice inserting a tracheostomy. Participants are required to successfully complete the e-Learning with a pass mark of 4 out of 5 prior to attending the face to face session.

On completion of the e-Learning participants will be able to:

  • access a child with a tracheostomy in acute respiratory distress
  • use the correct procedure for a controlled tracheostomy change
  • insert a 12F catheter if unable to replace a tracheostomy tube
  • bag and mask a patient with a tracheostomy in need of oxygen

By the end of the 30 minute practical course participants will be able to:

  • set up and demonstrate safe suctioning of a tracheostomy including the discuss indications for installation of 0.9% sodium chloride for suctioning a tracheostomy
  • use the correct procedure for a controlled tracheostomy change
  • insert a 12F catheter if unable to insert a tracheostomy tube
  • bag and mask a patient with a tracheostomy in need of oxygen.