Chronic Respiratory Failure in Tracheostomy Dependent Children: An Overview

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Tracheostomy tubes & mechanical ventilators provide essential support to children with chronic respiratory failure. This course will review some of the etiologies associated with respiratory. The lecture will review of essential information related tracheostomy tubes and mechanical ventilators for healthcare providers.  There will also be an overview of the UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator Program to showcase a unique program to reduce adverse events in the pediatric tracheostomy population.  This course will be

Learning Objectives:

  • Define chronic respiratory failure
  • List at least 3 essential size characteristics of tracheostomy tubes
  • List at least 3 essential characteristics of a mechanical ventilator prescription
  • Identify at least 5 components of a home ventilator program such as the UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator Program


Michael Lee O’Brien, MSc, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, AE-C Certified Lean Practitioner

Michael is the lead respiratory therapist at UVA where he co-created and developed the UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator Program in 2020 to train the caregivers of technology-dependent children, as evidenced by management of over 40 children with tracheostomy tube and ventilators and editing the textbook chapter “Home Care” in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care.

Financial Disclosures: Receives a salary from UVA Health Children’s.  Receives a speaking fee from Tracheostomy Education for this course.

Non-financial disclosures: Speaker honorario from Continued.

Course access: Available to purchase individually or included with Tracheostomy and Ventilator Virtual Training

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.

Time (in minimum 5- minute increments)TopicInstructional Method (Lecture, Case Study, Multimedia, Demonstration, etc.)Related Learning                      Outcome Number
0-5IntroductionLecture1, 2, 3
5-15Pathophysiologies of chronic respiratory failureLecture1
15 – 30Tracheostomy management optionsLecture2
30-50Ventilator management optionsLecture3
50 – 55UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator ProgramLecture 
55 – 60Question & answer sessionLecture1, 2, 3
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  • 1 Module
  • 2 Quizzes

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