Airway Management

This course is designed for both carers and nurses working with individuals who need support. 

Duration: 3.5 hours

Course Content

  • Introduction & Statistics
  • Alcohol-related Issues
  • Substance- related Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Social Effects
  • Issues Faced in Care
  • Support & Signposting

Cough Assisted Therapy

  • Indications for use
  • Contraindications for use
  • Medical conditions for use
  • Patient preparations
  • Types of equipment

Nebulisers and Inhalers

  • What is a nebuliser
  • Indications of nebulisers
  • Medication that can be used
  • Loading medication
  • How to use the nebuliser
  • Inhalers

Non-Invasive Ventilation 

  • What is non-invasive ventilation
  • How does it work
  • Who needs non-invasive ventilation
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Neuro-muscular disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Oxygen Therapy

  • Points to consider
  • Normal oxygen saturation range in healthy adults
  • Who needs oxygen therapy
  • Prescribing to a target saturation range
  • Equipment

Oropharyngeal Suction management

  • Conditions leading to increased respiratory secretions
  • Mobilisation of secretions
  • Suctioning
  • Equipment
  • Pressure
  • Oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal  suctioning
  • Orotracheal and nasotracheal suctioning
  • Deep suctioning
  • Dangers
  • Procedures

Assessment Method: Ongoing trainer observation and questioning

Ongoing trainer observation Competence document provided to enable staff to obtain workplace, practical competency confirmations.

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