Tracheostomy Care Webinar: Basics and Troubleshooting

Tracheostomy Care Webinar for Adults: Basics and Troubleshooting will focus on providing safe and effective care for patients with tracheostomy during acute hospitalization or subacute/skilled nursing facility settings. The instructor provides an overview of tracheostomy tubes, signs of respiratory distress, how and when to suction a patient with tracheostomy and equipment necessary for safety. Tracheostomy tube changes including emergent and routine are also covered. This course is geared toward respiratory care practioners, nurses, speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, and physicians who work or are interested in working with patients with tracheostomy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify 3 indications for tracheostomy
  • Identify at least 5 pieces of equipment necessary at bedside
  • List the steps of suctioning
  • Identify at least 3 reasons for a tracheostomy change
  • Identify 3 ways to maintain infection control

Course presenter: Tara Managan

Tara is the Respiratory Clinical Coordinator for Ascension Healthcare and is the Clinical Educator at Milwaukee Area Technical College. She was the former Respiratory Education Coodinator for Aurora Healthcare.

Financial Disclosures: Received a speaker fee for this presentation from Tracheostomy Education.Receives a salary from Ascension Healthcare and Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Non-financial disclosures: No known non-financial disclosures.

Course format: Video Powerpoint with author narration

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

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Course Includes

  • 6 Modules
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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