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Oh the Dilemma! Selection of the Right Tracheostomy Tube
Medical devices cause thirty percent of all pressure injuries. Of them, 5.5% of pressure injuries are attributed to tracheostomy tubes. Tracheostomy tubes can help maintain a patent airway or serve as a conduit for mechanical ventilation. There are several types of tracheostomy tubes in the market with different purposes and challenges. It is essential to understand what each tube is designed for and their unique clinical considerations. In addition to the type of tube, the sizing also matters in the comfort and prevention of device-related injury. Device-related pressure injuries can cost three times more for the medical care required. This webinar provides information on how to select the right type and size of the tube for your patient.

1. Describe the structure of a tracheostomy
2. Differentiate between different types of tracheostomy tubes
3. Discuss the clinical considerations in selecting the right type and size of tracheostomy tubes
4. Examine the clinical factors while caring for patients with varying types of tracheostomy tubes

Language: English

Interpretation: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese

This continuing education program is sponsored by Covidien LP, a subsidiary of Medtronic, and is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP#14189) for 1 contact hour.

This program is approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course #183709000

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour CE credit by by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE- 20-MEDT-F1-0007)

“For U.S. Healthcare Professionals, this course offers contact hours. However, participants who provide healthcare in MA or VT will not receive a contact hours certificate. This does NOT apply to EMS professionals.”

May 4, 2021 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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