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Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Stephanie Smith, MS, BSN, RN CPN has been a clinical nurse for over 25 years. She trained in New York State as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she practiced pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. She earned her Associate of 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. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN). She is Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified and is a former PALS instructor. Her clinical expertise is 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.

Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS

    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.


  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    0.50HOURS

    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.

  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-PTE
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe tracheostomy management and care for a child ; Explain the anatomy and pathophysiology of the pediatric respiratory system; List tracheostomy emergency prevention and response in the home for a pediatric patient with a tracheostomy
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergencies
    Background
    Pediatric Respiratory Anatomy and Pathophysiology
    Tracheostomy Management and Care
    Tracheostomy Emergency Response
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Level II level Dietitians; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.