Data for: Multi-specialty knowledge on surgical airway management: Implementation of an educational initiative

Published: 22 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/384sn5pmyk.1
Akina Tamaki, Claudia Cabrera, Clare Richardson, Nicole Maronian


A lecture on tracheostomy and surgical airway management was prepared by residents and faculty of the Otolaryngology department. This lecture consisted of 45 minutes of content covering the basics of tracheostomies, stomas, and other surgical airways. Initial focus was placed on identifying the parts and function of a tracheostomy tube. In addition, we covered variations in tracheostomies including brand, size, cuffed or cuffless, inner cannulas, fenestration, speaking valves and capping. Explanation on stomas and total laryngectomy patient care was also covered. At the end of the presentation, we reviewed management of common tracheostomy related emergencies.