Respiratory Therapy: Tracheotomy, Updated

9.95
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Define tracheotomy and list indications and contraindications of tracheotomy. 
  • List the complications of a tracheotomy, including those associated with the actual surgical procedure and the complications over time. 
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a tracheotomy.
  • Describe the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy procedure and how to assist the physician with the procedure, including the verification of correct placement of the tracheostomy tube on chest X-ray. 
  • List the steps, equipment, and supplies required for tracheostomy care and discuss problems that may be encountered during the procedure and the decannulation process. 
  • Describe the components of a tracheostomy tube, trach accessories, and different types of tracheostomy tubes. 
About the Author: 
Lisa Conry, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist with 42 years of experience in the field. For the past 31 years she has been a respiratory care educator. She has a bachelor of general studies degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master of arts degree from the Ohio State University. She obtained her registry by attending the Advanced Practitioner Program at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She has reviewed numerous publications and authored several modules for an online respiratory care program developed by Jones and Bartlett Learning.
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Tracheotomy, Updated

9.95
Learning Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Define tracheotomy and list indications and contraindications of tracheotomy. 
  • List the complications of a tracheotomy, including those associated with the actual surgical procedure and the complications over time. 
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a tracheotomy.
  • Describe the surgical and percutaneous tracheotomy procedure and how to assist the physician with the procedure, including the verification of correct placement of the tracheostomy tube on chest X-ray. 
  • List the steps, equipment, and supplies required for tracheostomy care and discuss problems that may be encountered during the procedure and the decannulation process. 
  • Describe the components of a tracheostomy tube, trach accessories, and different types of tracheostomy tubes. 
About the Author: 
Lisa Conry, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist with 42 years of experience in the field. For the past 31 years she has been a respiratory care educator. She has a bachelor of general studies degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master of arts degree from the Ohio State University. She obtained her registry by attending the Advanced Practitioner Program at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. She has reviewed numerous publications and authored several modules for an online respiratory care program developed by Jones and Bartlett Learning.