I have a much different take on this matter. First, OP said was new to vent and trach, not a new nurse. Isn't everybody new to vent and trach initially, with no experience? How is OP to get experience unless OP is assigned a patient. How did anybody get experience until assigned a patient on a trach and vent. I'm sure OP will be orientated in the office on a mannequin, and in the home with the client - changing trach, suctioning trach, attaching ventilator, going over different scenarios several times. Is that enough preparation? I would argue yes, IF not a new grad.
I am an LPN with 2 years experience working in LTC/Rehab, and 6 months experience in a medical group home with intellectually and developmentally disabled residents. I've done IVs, wound vacs, dressing changes, external fixator care, etc. I remember my first code and using the AED, my first fall with fracture, my first anaphylactic reaction, etc. The more emergencies I handled, the better I got handling emergencies, even those I never specifically experienced before.
I'm soon starting part-time shift care with trach and vent clients. I've had a little trach experience, no vent experience. I've gone through the 2 day office orientation on trachs and vents. I feel confident. I was drilled over and over and over on different scenarios. I know, I know, it's not exactly the same on real people. Again, I ask, didn't everybody have to have their first? Everyday I go over the material they gave me. I'm good in emergency situations. I know how to access for respiratory distress, cardiac distress, diabetic distress. I have experience intervening in respiratory, cardiac, and diabetic distress situations. I've given the nitroglycerin, the glucagon, the nebulizer, increased O2 and monitor O2 saturation with pulse ox. I have inserted Foley catheters, securing them by inflating the balloon (exact same procedure inflating cuff on a trach, and inflating balloon on MIC-key tube).
No, I don't specifically have vent and trach experience, but I have 2 years nursing experience with similar skill sets that are transferable to trach and vent care and maintenance; and, 2 years experience intervening in emergencies.
OP, you did not say if you are a new grad or what nursing experience you have.
If a new grad, then I would agree with other posters, you're not ready. You need the nursing village to help grow you up (and no, it's not a perfect village - some nurses eat their own, etc). You need other nurses around you to learn from, to ask questions, to be mentored; preferably, in a LTC/rehab or hospital, where you will gain a huge skill set.
If OP has 1 or 2 years experience dealing with emergencies, and having the skill set gained from working LTC/rehab or hospital, then you should be qualified and competent.
I have no hesitation accepting responsibility of caring for trach and vent client, knowing that my experience has more than adequately prepared me.