This course is designed for clinicians with varying levels of experience working with tracheostomy tubes. Indications for, and methodologies used to perform a tracheotomy, as well as applications for various trach styles, sizes, features, and communication options will be discussed. Best practices in assessment and treatment will be emphasized including documentation, subglottic suction, manometry, and upper airway auscultation. Unique perspectives and tips for practitioners will also be shared by a trach user.
- After this course, participants will be able to state 3 indications for tracheostomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to state two benefits of subglottic suction.
- After this course, participants will be able to locate the inner diameter (ID) & outer diamater (OD) of a trach tube and discuss how trach size impacts clinical decision making.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 options for restoration of verbal communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of auscultation at the upper airway in assessing a patient’s tolerance of a speaking valve.
|0-5 Minutes||Intro, disclosures, and course objectives|
|5-10 Minutes||Indications for Tracheotomy and how Tracheotomies are performed|
|10-15 Minutes||Styles, sizes and variations in tracheostomy tubes|
|15-20 Minutes||Above-the-cuff suction|
|20-35 Minutes||Verbal communication options for spontaneously breathing patients|
|35-40 Minutes||Assessment and therapeutic intervention|
|40-45 Minutes||Sequelae of tracheotomy|
|45-50 Minutes||Did you know? One trach user’s perspective|
|50-55 Minutes||Swallowing and trach tubes|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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