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Adult Tracheostomy Care: Home Edition Webinar

Adult Tracheostomy Care: Home Edition is a 1 hour recorded webinar which provides information about performing tracheostomy care for adult patients in the home environment. Learn about suctioning, inner cannulas (disposable vs non-disposable), tracheostomy tube cleaning (if indicated), stoma care, cuff management, humidification and communication with the interdisciplinary team.  Education is a main role of respiratory therapists in the home environment.  Videos are used to aide in learner comprehension of tracheostomy care.  A sample interdisciplinary communication form will be provided as well as home care guideline samples.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the indications for and complications of a tracheostomy
  • Identify the differences and limitations of tracheostomy care at home
    versus acute care
  • List how to perform trach care (inner cannula changes, site
    care, cuff management, suctioning)
  • Identify the steps for tracheostomy tube changes
  • Describe patient/family education for humidification, oxygen,
    nebulizers, and mechanical ventilation with trachs.

Instructor:  Katrina Cambigue BS, RCP, RRT-ACCS

Katrina is a respiratory therapist at Kaiser Santa Rosa Pulmonary Rehab as well and a clinical instructor at Napa Valley Community College.

Financial Disclosures: Paid a speaking fee by Tracheostomy Education. Salary from Kaiser Santa Rosa Pulmonary Rehab and Napa Valley Community College.

Non-financial: No known non-financial disclosures.

Course format: Video PowerPoint with author narration and video samples

Course access: Available to purchase individually or included with All Access Tracheostomy and Ventilator Virtual Training Lab.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, learners must:

  • Agree to our terms of use, including copyright.
  • Fully complete the course videos
  • Complete and pass a 10 question multiple choice quiz with a score of 80% or higher and complete and submit the course survey. If needed, learners may re-take the test in order to achieve a passing score.


Tracheostomy Education is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email [email protected].  We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that it may take up to 14 days to make reasonable accommodations.

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For cancellation and refund policy please click here. If there are any complaints, please contact [email protected] within 14 days of completing the course.

Time Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes: Overview and indications for tracheostomy

5-15 minutes: Tracheostomy basics and initial home assessment

15-50: Tracheostomy management including suctioning, cuff maintenance, tracheostomy changes, cleaning tracheostomy tubes, humidification, oxygenation

50-60: Home care challenges, staff communication and summary

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Course Includes

  • 14 Modules
  • 5 Lessons
  • 2 Quizzes

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