All Wales TRACHES Checklist

The simple things you need to do to look after a patient with a Tracheostomy.

The All-Wales TRACHES Checklist

The TRACHES checklist has been developed to support frontline teams in the basic management of a patient with a tracheostomy. It follows 7 steps:

  1. Tapes and dressings
  2. Red flags
  3. Assessment of the inner tube
  4. Cuff pressure
  5. Humidification and oxygen therapy
  6. Emergency management
  7. Suction

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