Tracheostomy: Review and choice of tube
technology, adverse events, and care

 

Date:

November 23, 2020 @12 PM ET

 

Speakers:

Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM

Katie Bull, MSN, EdD, RN

            

 

Description:

With an emphasis on prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia, this webinar will focus on the components of a tracheostomy tubes including the different tube materials such as, cuffed, cuffless, fenestrated tracheostomy tubes, SSD and others. Considerations for how to choose the right tracheostomy technology for the right patient will also be presented.  Common adverse events, including respiratory infections will be discussed.  Finally, an evidence-based overview of up-to-date  tracheostomy care will be discussed.

 

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss the different tracheostomy tube types and their impact on VAP

  2. Describe the criteria for tube selection that minimizes the risk for VAP

  3. Describe the evidence to support the care of a   patient with a tracheostomy  

This activity is accredited to only Respiratory Therapists, Registered Nurses and EMS only

Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢. 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.

 

Support for this educational activity from Medtronic