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Endotracheal Tubes and
Tracheostomy Technology

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Endotracheal intubation may be required when respiratory distress or airway integrity cannot be achieved or maintained for any reason. In the second webinar of this series on endotracheal airway management, our speaker will describe the different endotracheal tube technologies specifically examining the various structures and differences among them. This webinar will also analyze how to choose the right device in different scenarios. Finally, there will be a discussion the role of evacuation systems as mechanisms for clearance of subglottic secretions. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define the structure and utility of different airway devices 

  2. Discuss the selection of appropriate airway devices for different patient care scenarios

  3. Discuss the role of evacuation systems as a mechanism for clearance of subglottic secretions


Faculty Bio:

Dr. Khanna is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and an anesthesiologist/intensivist at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC. He serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Critical Care and the Annals of Intensive Care.  Dr. Khanna has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on several perioperative topics including opioid-related respiratory complications, and the prediction of and monitoring for cardiorespiratory complications within and outside the ICU. 

Continuing Education for Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists

Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

This continuing education program is sponsored by Covidien LP, a subsidiary of Medtronic, and is an provider approved by
the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education

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