Pediatric patients with congenital and acquired conditions may require a tracheostomy tube. To care for a child with a tracheostomy tube, healthcare professionals must understand the reason the child requires a tracheostomy, the functional status of the child’s upper airway, and the child’s medical condition. Diagnoses associated with tracheostomies include structural airway abnormalities, certain neuromuscular diseases, impairments of the diaphragm muscle, and chronic lung disease. Children with tracheostomies routinely receive care in both home and healthcare settings. Patients with tracheostomies can experience complications and there is an increased risk of death associated with tracheostomy-related emergencies. The management of a child with a tracheostomy requires healthcare professionals to be skilled in routine and emergency tracheostomy care. This course provides information on the routine management and emergency response for nurses and dietitians who work with pediatric patients who have tracheostomies.
Approved for 0.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergencies
Pediatric Respiratory Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Tracheostomy Management and Care
Tracheostomy Emergency Response
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Stephanie was educated and trained in New York State as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she practiced pediatric hematology/oncology nursing at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She earned her Associate in Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Leadership and Administration from Excelsior College in New York. Stephanie is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified, and a former PALS instructor. She has over 25 years of clinical nursing experience with expertise in acute pediatric medical surgical nursing and case management for children with medical complexity. She most recently worked at Duke Children’s Hospital as a Nurse Clinician before coming to Relias.
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