This class is ideal for New grad's, LVN's, RN's, family members of ventilator dependent patients or any professional looking to enter the ever-growing world of mechanical ventilators and tracheostomy tubes.This course will fulfill the requirements employers request for those seeking employment in Home Care or Sub-acute facilities. Upon completion of this course you will be able to: Describe airway anatomy,explain the purpose of a tracheostomy tube and it's components, demonstrate how to change an inner cannula or tracheostomy tube,explain how to perform trach care,explain the purpose of a speaking valve, how to assess and utilize properly Define basic terms and concepts of mechanical ventilation. Indications for mechanical ventilation. Describe ventilator modes,settings, Describe alarms and causes and how to resolve each alarm.Perform circuit and filter changes and ventilator maintenence  Identify / resolve problems or issues associated with ventilator/ patient Includes lecture, demonstrations, case studies, emergency scenarios, and the all important hands on training focusing on current models and introducing the latest in cutting edge technology for mechanical ventilators. 6 CE credits upon completion of course (RN LVN RCP)

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Ventilation and Tracheotomy Tubes

Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation and Tracheotomy Tubes