Tracheostomy Tube Care
The purpose of this course is to present an overview of the updated nursing care of patients who have tracheostomies, suggest preventive strategies that will lower the risk of complications and preventing hospital acquired infections due the presence of tracheostomy tube.

Course Publication Date: July 24, 2012

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:TTC040212
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the nursing responsibilities in rendering care for patient with tracheostomy tube
  • Describe common complications of poor suctioning technique
  • Discuss the norms when suctioning and providing care to patients with tracheostomy tubes.


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