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


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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  

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.


Support for this educational activity from Medtronic

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