Identify key components of a tracheostomy tube, decision making surrounding the most appropriate type of tube for various populations, & the risks/benefits of placement. Review daily cares, placement of speaking valve, & dysphagia characteristics.
Develop a comprehensive management plan for adults living with acute & long–term tracheostomy
As medical technology and intervention evolves, more patients are faced with temporary and long–term tracheostomy/ventilation as a part of their recovery. The very presence of a tracheostomy tube may elicit visceral reaction to secretion management and dehumanize the patient who is unable to exercise their decision making capacity, orally communicate their needs, and interact socially with staff or family. Practitioners in acute hospitals, transitional rehabilitation units, skilled long–term settings, and homecare arenas are challenged to not only understand the basic functionality of a tracheostomy tube, but complete daily cares, assist their patients with swallowing and oral communication, and even train non-medical care providers. Management of the tracheostomized patient is often assumed to be complex. This misconception may become a barrier for placement in an environment most conducive to overall rehabilitation; to foster social closeness with staff, friends and family; and ultimately result in prolonging the weaning process.
This course will outline and compare the basic components of a tracheostomy tube, decision making surrounding the most appropriate type of tube to use for various populations, and the risks/benefits of placement. Through review of daily cares, the assessment and placement of a speaking valve, and dysphagia characteristics for this population, course participants will build the skills and confidence necessary to develop a comprehensive management plan. Attendees of this seminar will leave with a solid foundation of general knowledge, critical thinking algorithms, and an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of their specialty when faced with tracheostomized patients.
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"The precise and informative content provided in this course was invaluable to both experienced staff and to new health care employees using teaching techniques effective for all learners."
BSN, RN CRRN, Decentralized Nurse Educator, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation, Med/Surg– Department of Practice and Education
"A wonderful interactive current realistic presentation on a much needed topic."
"Great reinforcement of tracheostomy care and new equipment use. Excellent course!"
"I have worked in acute care for over 20 years. I wish I would have had this great information year ago. The video clips were helpful in seeing the different kinds of trach/vents."