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Tracheostomy Safety and Management

Tracheostomy Safety and Management

  • $ 4000

Description: Patients with tracheostomies present opportunities for improving patient safety because emergencies can occur at any time and staff/patients/families must be prepared.  Opportunities for improvement include recognizing emergencies and initiating immediate life-saving treatment, ensuring presence of necessary bedside supplies, implementing recommended tracheostomy care practices, providing staff education and ensuring competence, and ensuring patient/family education. This session will review common tracheostomy emergencies, recommended management, and discuss the development and implementation of a quality improvement project aimed at improving safety of patients with tracheostomies.

Instructor:  Linda Morris, PhD, APN, CCNS, FCCM, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common tracheostomy emergencies and evidence-based management guidelines.
  • Discuss opportunities for improvement in tracheostomy care practices at your institution.
  • Describe components of a comprehensive teaching program for staff, patients, and caregivers

    Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses

    Continuing Education Credits


    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362, 9/01/2017).

    This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours

    Physical Therapy

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

    Occupational Therapy 

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)


    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.

    Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

    • PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
    • MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari

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