What a Nurse Should Know When Caring for a Patient with a Trach and on a Ventilator

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This session will be presented as a live webinar Oct. 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT.

It will be recorded and available on demand.

It is also available for a reduced cost as part of the Best Nursing Practices Webinar Series

What is the nurse’s role in caring for a patient that has a tracheostomy? This webinar will compare invasive and non-invasive ventilation, review important approaches when caring for patients with a trach or ventilator, and identify crucial situations such as troubleshooting alarms or managing ventilator circuits.

After this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Describe the reason your patient has a trach and explain how to prevent accidental trach decannulation.
  2. Recognize potential problems associated with a tracheostomy and its direct communication between the outside world and the lungs.
  3. Explain the basic function of a ventilator, troubleshoot alarms, and explain correct circuit positioning.




Appropriate for administrators, owners, directors, infection preventionists, directors of nursing, and nurses in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities.

Steve Johnson, Respiratory Therapist, Ambassador Health Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

One hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.

Members: $55 for individual webinar; $230 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series

Non-members: $110 for individual webinar; $460 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series

Webinar registration fees are non-refundable. See substitution, cancellation, and refund policies here.

Webinar fees must be paid in advance.

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