Development of a Tracheostomy Care Education Program

Development of a Tracheostomy Care Education Program
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This thesis outlines a project to implement and assess a tracheostomy care education program.  This project will develop a tracheostomy care education program for patients with a tracheostomy and their families to help them acquire knowledge and skills in providing tracheostomy care, reduce anxiety, and increase confidence in self-care.

The purpose of this thesis project is to develop a tracheostomy care education program for patients with a tracheostomy prior to being discharged from the hospital to the home environment. The patients’ families will also be educated on tracheostomy care so the patients’ needs will be addressed. Providing patient education will give patients and families the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their confidence in providing tracheostomy care that will help promote positive adaptation and safe transition from hospital to home.

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