A tracheostomy procedure is a common surgical procedure performed to create an opening in the trachea to help a person breathe. It may be performed as an elective or emergent procedure and may be done in the operating room or at the patient’s bedside. The terms tracheostomy and tracheotomy essentially signify the same procedure. The term tracheostomy will be used for this module. This course will primarily focus on open tracheostomy performed in the operating room. The goal of this course is to provide surgical technologists with information about tracheostomy indications, techniques, and potential complications.
This course is approved for surgical techs from 04/01/2021 to 03/31/2024.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Tracheostomy
Anatomy of the Trachea
What is a Tracheostomy?
Contraindications for Tracheostomy
Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy
Tracheostomies and Children
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Shaunya has been a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) for 8 years. She has assisted with a variety of surgeries and procedures in outpatient surgery centers, inpatient centers, trauma facilities, and endoscopy. Disclosure: Shaunya Williams, CST has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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