This 45 minute eCPD tutorial discusses the artificial airway patient, what classifies as an artificial airway, how we can effectively nurse these patients and the complications involved with artificial airways. This tutorial and additional notes will cover tracheal tubes and endotracheal tubes (long term ventilated patients) and the fundamentals of nursing these patients, to include:

  • Identifying risks to these patients
  • Minimising risks
  • Monitoring equipment
  • Care of the artificial airway (hygiene and replacement)

This CPD tutorial is worth 45 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.