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
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.