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This course discusses seven types of artificial adult airways as well as indications, complications, emergencies and care, with a special focus devoted to endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes as used in the acute care environment.
AARC Approval #145604000
- Identify the characteristics, medical indications, and clinical contraindications and cautions as well as quantifiable advantages and disadvantages of the following artificial airways:
- Endotracheal tubes
- Tracheostomy tubes
- Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA)
- Esophageal-Tracheal Combitube™
- Double Lumen Endotracheal Tubes (DLET)
- Describe an endotracheal tube changer and its’ use along with the clinical general steps in tracheal tube weaning.
- Identify and describe three stoma maintenance devices.
- Define and explain the effects of an artificial airway on a patient’s work of breathing.
- List the specific quantifiable conditions that require airway management.
- List the clinical conditions that may require emergency tracheal intubation.
- Explain the proven care necessary to prevent complications associated with artificial airways.
- Describe two scientific different methods of securing an endotracheal tube.
- Describe two techniques to prevent excessive intra-cuff pressures.
- Identify the three primary clinical emergencies the clinician may encounter when dealing with artificial airways.
- List the medical criteria that are factors in a patient being at greater risk for re-intubation.
- Identify five general recommendations for care of the artificial airway.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.