The first people to detect and to first respond to a tracheostomy or laryngectomy emergency are bedside staff. It doesn’t matter what your speciality or background is, there are a few key steps that can really make a difference. Call for help, assessing the airways, applying oxygen and performing simple actions such as removing speaking valves, inner tubes and performing suction can stop problems getting worse.

Our videos and resources will guide you through the first steps of the emergency response to breathing emergencies, helping you get trach ready.