I get a lot of great info from the manufacturers in the web. So, if you want info on Shiley trach's and trach care, go to their web site, e-mail them or call and ask if there is a video tape for the patient (you don't have to say it's for you, but you may wish to use it for other patient's too.) They may also have a nice booklet for you/pt.
I have gotten all kinds of things for free, like belly bags for suprapubic tubes for a lady who had such severe scoliosis she couldn't seem to get a leg bag that fit her properly, I have gotten tons of free ostomy samples, even education packets where I can practice using the bag on a cardboard cut-out, but kind of embarrassing to get a HUGE red post-card about fecal incontinence in the mail, lol TG the mailman knows I am a nurse!
Most times I just google whatever I need and print out my own info for pt's. My agency doesn't agree with it, because they feel we should give out consistent info, but if they don't have anything made for pt's, what do they expect?? I usually keep a copy of whatever I give the pt's in the travel chart for nurses too.
Also, for best practice, always check www.nih.gov
I agree with Ren, you need to have contact with your supervisor, something is fishy in that situation!!