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BE: Respiratory Care BE-05: Tracheostomy Care
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
BE-05-01 Demonstrate ability to identify the purposes of endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes.
  Demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform the care of a tracheostomy using appropriate equipment and supplies:          
  • changing a tracheostomy dressing
  • BE-05-03
  • changing established tracheostomy
  • BE-05-04
  • changing of tracheostomy ties
  • BE-05-05
  • cleaning a double cannula tracheostomy tube
  • BE-05-06
  • deflating / inflating a tracheostomy cuff
  • BE-05-07
  • instilling solution or medication into a tracheostomy
  • BE-05-08
  • plugging a tracheostomy tube
  • BE-05-09
  • suctioning
  • BE-05-10
  • using manual resuscitation (Ambu bag).
  • BE-05-11 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to identify the purposes of mechanical ventilation.
    BE-05-12 Demonstrate ability to recognize the need and application of humidification in tracheostomy care.
      Demonstrate knowledge and ability to recognize the complications, clinical manifestations, and nursing interventions related to tracheostomy care:          
  • accidental dislodgment of tracheostomy tube
  • BE-05-14
  • airway obstruction
  • BE-05-15
  • bronchospasm
  • BE-05-16
  • cuff leak
  • BE-05-17
  • tracheal necrosis.
  • BE-05-18 Demonstrate knowledge and ability to teach tracheostomy care to the client and significant others.
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