CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Tracheostomy Management – Practical Session CALHN


This education program aims to provide health care professionals with the framework to guide attainment of accreditation in tracheostomy management and deliver the theoretical components necessary to ground your practice in the care of a patient with a tracheostomy. Annual accreditation is required.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Principles of Basic Tracheostomy Management online resource and practical session the learner will be able to identify:
  • Important legal, professional and ethical issues related to patient care, including tracheostomy management
  • Anatomy and physiology of the trachea and surrounding structures and the specific features of tracheostomy tubes
  • Indications and purpose for a tracheostomy
  • Routine and emergency tracheostomy care
  • Local policy and guidelines associated with the care of patients who have a tracheostomy or total laryngectomy.


  1. Complete the online learning modules prior to attending the practical session. You will need to achieve 100% for successful completion.
  2. Attend and actively participate in a Tracheostomy Management practical session.

Eligibility/Entry requirements

CALHN Registered Nurses & Enrolled Nurses

The online modules must be completed prior to participation in the two hour practical session.

Healthcare professionals currently employed in tracheostomy cohort wards.


Once maximum numbers have been reached for each session applications will close

All sessions held 1330-1530 at  the Royal Adelaide Hospital

01 October -   additional places available
17 October -   additional places available
29 October -   additional places available
14 November - COURSE FULL
26 November - Tuesday
10 December - Tuesday

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