Tracheostomy in the Emergency Patient


eCPD Tutorial – unlimited lifetime access!



Course Summary

Tracheostomy tubes are rarely used, even in dedicated emergency clinics; but now and then they are essential to save an animal’s life. This 60 minute eCPD tutorial for veterinary nurses looks at the reasons we may consider a tracheostomy necessary, how we would place the tube, and just as importantly how we manage the tube and nurse the patients to avoid potentially fatal complications.


Course Tutor

Paul Aldridge BVSc, Cert SAS, MRCVS


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes to accompany this tutorial are included.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.



This eCPD tutorial is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Paul Aldridge



Paul graduated from The University of Liverpool in 1995.  After qualification he spent four years in mixed practice in Lancashire, before moving into solely small animal practice.  He worked at a large hospital based practice in Manchester, where he gained his RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2007.  Paul is currently a referral  surgeon at VetsNow in Manchester, and his interests include trauma, reconstructive and fracture surgery.

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