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Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergencies - CE578
Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergencies
Just a Breath Away

CE578 l 1.00 contact hrs
by Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN and Joan A. Dougherty, BSN, RN, CPN, CSN
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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. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • 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

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, paramedics and EMTs, physicians and dietitians.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 1/27/2018

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