Some children require a tracheostomy to help with their breathing. The Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) Tracheostomy and Ventilator Education and Training Program supports families and caregivers to develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely care for a child with a tracheostomy in the community. This page is intended as a resource for families and caregivers in the program.

For more information about the program please contact Juanita Davis, CCAN Trach Simulation Coordinator at 403-955-2213 or by email at

Basic Information

Resource Overview

Education Resources

Education Modules

This material is intended for use by trained family members and caregivers of children with Complex Airway Needs who are patients at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Although reasonable efforts were made to confirm the accuracy of the information, Alberta Health Services does not make any representation or warranty, express, implied or statutory, as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, applicability or fitness for a particular purpose of such information. This material is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health professional, so please seek medical advice from an appropriate health professional for questions regarding the care and treatment of any patient. Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of these materials, and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use.