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Tracheostomy Care

presented by Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

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Financial: Amanda Fay receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She has no other financial interests.

Nonfinancial: Amanda Fay is an employee of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Many patients require the use of a stoma and tracheostomy for treatment to prevent airway compromise. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for tracheostomy care. This course includes

- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home

It is imperative the home health nurse be able to perform tracheostomy care for these patients. Throughout the care procedure, nursing staff must consider the patient's age and genetics, past medical history, surgical interventions, and any medication use.

This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructor

Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

Amanda Fay is a clinical education and evidence-based practice educator, MSN, and RN with more than 21 years of nursing and education experience. She is an innovator with a passion for creating engaging, relevant programs that support individuals' reaching their highest potential in both personal and professional domains. In Amanda's current role as a clinical…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to tracheostomy care, information on all the necessary equipment, recommended infection control policies, and more.

2. Assessment, Dressing Change, and Cleaning

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of assessing, cleaning, and changing the dressing for a tracheostomy.

3. Suctioning

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of suctioning.

4. Changing Tracheostomy Ties

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of changing tracheostomy ties.

5. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. Documentation guidelines and recommendations for patient education are also included.

6. Quiz and Bibliography

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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