This policy has been developed to provide guidance and information about how to support people who are receiving oxygen.

What is a tracheostomy?


Essential care principles

Cleaning the tracheostomy tube

Care of the stoma

Clearing secretions including suction

Problems that may be encountered

Emergency resuscitation

The policy will apply to:

  • Permanent employees
  • Temporary employees
  • Agency workers

It will be the responsibility of managers to take any necessary action if this policy is not adhered to, taking into account the relevant regulatory responsibility.