Tracheostomy Care Bundle Checklist

Use the Tracheostomy Care Bundle Checklist for a systematic approach to tracheostomy care, minimizing risks of complications and ensuring patient comfort.

Tracheostomy Care Bundle Checklist



Humidification

1. Are measures taken to keep secretions loose every 8 hours?


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2. Is the humidification ladder implemented every 8 hours?


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3. Is respiratory physiotherapy performed every 8 hours?


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Environment

1. Is the bedhead sign updated per shift?


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2. Is bedside equipment checked per shift?


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Communication

1. Are non-verbal communication aids checked and available each shift?


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2. Is the communication plan reviewed and updated each shift?


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Mouth Care

1. Is oral secretion management performed every 8 hours?


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2. Are the patient's teeth cleaned every 8 hours?


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Swallowing And Nutrition

1. Is a swallowing assessment conducted daily?


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2. Is a salt referral made daily?


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3. Is adequate nutrition provided daily?


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Tube Care

1. Is the tube secured using tapes or ties every 8 hours?


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2. Is the inner cannula checked and cleaned regularly every 8 hours?


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3. Is the cuff pressure checked every 8 hours?


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4. Are subglottic secretions aspirated every 4-8 hours?


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Resus

1. Are red flags reviewed every 8 hours?


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2. Do personnel know what to do during each shift?


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Airway

1. Is suctioning performed to keep the airway clear every 8 hours?


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Care Of The Stoma

1. Is the patient's skin kept clean, healthy, and dry daily?


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2. Are dressings changed daily?


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3. Is skin care provided daily?


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