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Table 3 Goals of Peritonsillar Abscess (PTA) station

From: Surgical exploration and discovery program: inaugural involvement of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery

Knowledge Skills Attitudes
Identify the parts of a tracheostomy tube including: inner cannula, introducer, tracheostomy tube, phalanges, tracheostomy tie, cuff, and cork. List/identify the instruments/medications required to perform a tracheostomy/cricothyroidotomy and set up a tray accordingly. Airway obstruction is life threatening.
Be safe and calm under pressure.
Important to work as a team.
Consider multidisciplinary care (respiratory therapy, nursing, anaesthesia).
Identify the landmarks for a tracheostomy/cricothyroidotomy.
Carry out a stepwise approach to a tracheostomy/cricothyroidotomy.
Learn how to safely change a tracheostomy tube.
Compare and contrast tracheostomy and cricothyroidotomy.
Review complications of tracheostomy/cricothyroidotomy (acute and chronic).
List three indications for placement of a tracheostomy tube.