Basic Care, Done Well

Offered By

Royal College of Anaesthetists

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30 minutes
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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Anaesthetists covers basic knowledge required to keep patients safe if they have a tracheostomy and laryngectomy, including:
  • Humidification
  • Stoma care,
  • Securing the tube.
  • Maintenance: suction, inner tubes and cuffs
  • Maintenance: physiotherapy and nutrition
  • Maintenance: planned tube changes

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Review the 'red flags' which indicate a problem with tracheostomy

Describe methods of artificial humidification relevant to tracheostomies and laryngectomies

Describe the principles of stoma care

Explain how to secure a tube

Explain how to keep a tube patent (stop it from blocking)

Describer the key roles if physiotherapy and nutrition

Describer the key steps of a planned tube change