Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergencies Course for Dietitians is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation Dietetic Diversity and will be held during Mar 22, 2010 - Aug 17, 2020.
The target audience for this medical event is interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, physicians and dietitians. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 CPEU.
To care for a child with a tracheostomy tube, healthcare professionals must understand the reason the child needs a tracheostomy tube, the functional status of the child’s upper airway, and the child’s medical condition. Children with tracheostomies are routinely being cared for in the home and community settings. Tracheostomies are not without complications, and numerous studies show that there is an increased mortality rate associated with tracheal complications during emergencies. Management of a child with a tracheostomy requires home and community nurses to be skilled in routine and emergency tracheostomy care. This module provides information on the management of pediatric tracheostomies and emergencies associated with them for home care nurses, medical day care nurses, school nurses, other nurses working in the community with children with tracheostomies, dietitians, and EMS professionals.
The goal of this tracheostomy management continuing education program is to discuss the management of pediatric tracheostomies and emergencies associated with them for home care nurses and dietitians.
Conference Objectives are :
• Explain why a child may require a tracheostomy
• Describe routine tracheostomy management and emergency preparation and prevention in the home
• Describe a step-wise approach to tracheostomy emergency response in the home
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine