Tracheostomy: Review and choice of tube
technology, adverse events, and care
Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Katie Bull, MSN, EdD, RN
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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.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the different tracheostomy tube types and their impact on VAP
Describe the criteria for tube selection that minimizes the risk for VAP
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