Paediatric Tracheostomy Module

Paediatric Tracheostomy Module


Due to limited capacity, priority will be given to those providing/ planning to deliver direct care to children with medical complexity and technology dependence.

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This competency-based workshop will prepare the community health-care provider with the knowledge and skills to care for a child with a tracheostomy. Respiratory assessments, safety issues, oxygen therapy, care of the tracheostomy including suctioning, stoma care and tube changes, and managing urgent situations will be addressed. A pre-learning package is required to be completed prior to attending. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills and participate in a simulated home visit of a child with a tracheostomy. This workshops runs for a full day (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Pre-requisites:  Participants should have a basic understanding of the respiratory system. Registered participants are required to complete the pre-learning package prior to attending the workshop in order to fully participate in the learning activities planned throughout the day.


SickKids Learning Institute
525 University Ave.
Toronto ON

8:30 - 8:40 Sign-in
8:40 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction to Paediatric Tracheostomy
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Rotating Practice Stations (20 minutes each)
  1. Oxygen Therapy & Humidification
  2. Tube Suctioning & stome Care
  3. Tracheostomy Tube Care
11:30 - 11:45 Troubleshooting Urgent/Emergent Situations
11:45 - 12:30 Practice Stations (20 minutes each)
  1. CPR/ Manual Ventiliation
  2. Medication Administration
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 16:00 Home Visit Simulation
16:00 - 16:30

Wrap up & Evaluation