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2.0 Free CEUs for RT- VAP & Other Complications Related To Tracheostomy

Fighting VAP one step at a time: Early mobility for the ventilated patient/Tracheostomy: Do we need to be concerned about the complications?– With the introduction of VAP prevention bundles by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), critical care units have … Continue reading

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Free Speech CE- Swallowing Managment for ALS Patients

Communication and Swallowing Management for ALS Patients with Tracheostomy– Communication and swallowing impairments are common in patients with Amylotropic Lateral Sclerosis, particularly in those requiring tracheostomy tubes. Management of speech and swallowing issues is complex and often intertwined with the patient’s … Continue reading

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AARC Tracheostomy Guidelines- Free CEU for Respiratory Therapy

Tracheostomy Care in the Home– Training the caregiver and patient in proper suction technique is critical to successful suctioning. We will review airway anatomy and AARC guidelines for suctioning. We will also discuss tracheostomy history, tracheotomy procedures, patient care needs and … Continue reading

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Free ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists- Adult Trachs & Swallowing Management

Swallowing Management of the Tracheostomized Adult Patient:Case Presentations– Case 1: 41 year old male with anoxic brain injury with tetraplegia and chronic respiratory failure. Case 2: 62 year old male with high grade invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the right false … Continue reading

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Tracheostomies in the NICU- Free ASHA CEUs

Baby Trachs: Passy-Muir Valve in the NICU to Optimize Swallowing and Feeding – This webinar will highlight the key components of Passy-Muir Valve use in the Neonatal Intensive Unit (NICU) for swallowing and feeding. Limited information is available in the literature … Continue reading

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VAP & Caring for Tracheostomy Tubes- Free CRCE for RT

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia/Care of Tracehostomy Tubes and Trach Patients-Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as a lower respiratory tract infection occurring at least 2 days after beginning mechanical ventilation. The estimated associated mortality rate is 24% to 50%. Because VAP is prevalent in ICU patients on mechanical ventilation, … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Percutaneous Trach Program

Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program and Patient Outcomes- Few hospitals have a dedicated team to manage patients undergoing tracheostomy, and few studies have explored the benefits of such a team approach. The Johns Hopkins Hospital Percutaneous Tracheostomy Program is a unique multidisciplinary … Continue reading

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Tracheostomy Management- Free CEUs for RT & ST

Interdisciplinary Trach Team: Where Do I Start? -Identify the key roles and members of an inter-disciplinary tracheostomy management team. Discuss how an inter-disciplinary team can impact positive outcomes of the tracheostomized and/or ventilator dependent patient. List three goals of an … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Trach Team- Free CRCE for RT

Interdisciplinary Trach Team: Where Do I Start?  Identify the key roles and members of an inter-disciplinary tracheostomy management team. Discuss how an inter-disciplinary team can impact positive outcomes of the tracheostomized and/or ventilator dependent patient. List three goals of an … Continue reading

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Tracheostomy- Aerodigestive & Respiratory Changes

Aerodigestive and Respiratory Changes Post Tracheostomy: A Comprehensive Review- Review of the anatomy and physiology of the upper airway, with a focus on the aerodigestive nature of this system, and the lower respiratory system, including descriptions of the structures and … Continue reading

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Free CEUs for RT & ST- Pediatric Ventilator Application of Passy-Muir Valves

Pediatric Ventilator Application of Passy-Muir Valves- Review the benefits of early intervention and PM valve use on the mechanically ventilated pediatric patient. Identify the PM valves, accessories, and adaptors that are typically used for pediatric circuit connections. Understand how to … Continue reading

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FREE ASHA CEU- Pediatric Trach & Swallowing Management

Swallowing Management of the Tracheostomized Pediatric Patient- Case Presentations– Case 1: 3 year 8 month old female with severe pulmonary hypoplasia, secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), s/p repair, GERD with history of pyloric stenosis s/p pyloromyotomy. Case 2: A … Continue reading

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Case Studies- Adult Tracheostomy & Swallowing Management- ASHA CEUs

Swallowing Management of the Tracheostomized Adult Patient- Case Presentations- Case 1: 41 year old male with anoxic brain injury with tetraplegia and chronic respiratory failure. Case 2: 62 year old male with high grade invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the … Continue reading

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