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Pediatric Tracheostomy & Ventilator Care

The Pediatric Tracheostomy and Ventilator Care interactive self-study on-line program consists of a series of 10 lesson modules. The modules are designed to be completed individually, or as a series in the order listed.

Each lesson includes a lecture to watch and listen to, with key concepts and learning activities that can be used to apply the information from the lecture. These modules are designed for use by a variety of care providers, including home care nurses, family members, school nurses and respiratory therapists. Each module averages 30 minutes to complete.

Lesson 1: Anatomy and Assessment of the Pediatric Airway
Lesson 2: The How and Why of Tracheostomies
Lesson 3: Compensation for Changes in Physiology: Speaking and Humidification
Lesson 4: Oxygenation and Manual Ventilation
Lesson 5: Airway Clearance and Suctioning
Lesson 6: Maintaining the Airway: Tracheostomy Care and Tube Change
Lesson 7: Infection Control in the Home
Lesson 8: Principles of Ventilation
Lesson 9: Emergency Care of the Child with a Tracheostomy/Ventilator
Lesson 10: Emergency Readiness

Certification/Recertification Information

To pursue State of Wisconsin Certification for home care nursing Pediatric Tracheostomy/Ventilator care, please contact Melody Miller at UW Home Health, phone number 608-203-2273.

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The Pediatric Tracheostomy and Ventilator Care modules were developed collaboratively by the UW PPC, American Family Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.


Last updated: 09/15/2020
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