Tracheostomy Suctioning and Other Artificial Airway Pearls

Tracheostomy Suctioning and Other Artificial Airway Pearls

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/20

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of the care and management of the patient with a tracheostomy.

Instructor: Scott Crego RRT, RCP, BSHA

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory therapists

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the management of a patient with a tracheostomy tube.
  • Describe methods to maintain a patent airway in a patient with an artificial airway.
  • Describe the proper method of suctioning a patient with an artificial airway.
  • Describe oxygen needs for patients with artificial airways.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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