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Caring for Our Healthcare Heroes Who Manage Patients with a Tracheostomy: The COVID-19 Experience

Course: #11811 Hour 77 Reviews

This course will provide an overview of safety considerations when providing care to patients with a tracheostomy, and also protect healthcare workers in times of a viral pandemic such as COVID-19.

Course created on February 25, 2021

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-869568; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the risks of transmission of coronavirus.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss the importance of safe practices while performing aerosol-generating procedures associated with a tracheostomy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe safe PPE handling while caring for patients with a tracheotomy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize ways for healthcare workers to care for themselves during a vulnerable state with the COVID-19 pandemic.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Aerosol generatingprocedures
15-25 Minutes Timing of tracheostomy
25-30 Minutes Type of Tracheostomy tubes
30-40 Minutes HME considerations
40-50 Minutes Speech considerations
50-55 Minutes Self-care considerations
55-60 Minutes Summary


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Presenter Disclosure: Non-financial disclosures: Vinciya Pandian is the president-elect of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Global Tracheostomy Collaborative and the Christian Medical College. Her program of research surrounds improving the quality of life of mechanically ventilated patients especially those with a tracheostomy. Financial disclosures: Vinciya received an honorarium for presenting this course. She is also an acute care nurse practitioner who has specialized in caring for tracheostomy patients.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185566000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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