Chronic Respiratory Failure in Tracheostomy Dependent Children Webinar: An Overview




Chronic Respiratory Failure in Technology Dependent Children: An Overview recorded. 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. Finally, the lecture will examine an example of one program’s management of this population, the UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator Program. This course is for respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses, physician and other healthcare providers working with patients with tracheostomy or mechanical ventilation. This course is for 1 hour of continuing education, available for ASHA CEUs on February 12th, 2024.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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

Course presenter:

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

Michael 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 format: Live

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

  • Agree to our terms of use, including copyright.
  • Be present for the entire course
  • 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.


Course content:

Time (in minimum 5- minute increments) Topic Instructional Method (Lecture, Case Study, Multimedia, Demonstration, etc.) Related Learning                      Outcome Number
0-5 Introduction Lecture 1, 2, 3
5-15 Pathophysiologies of chronic respiratory failure Lecture 1
15 – 30 Tracheostomy management options Lecture 2
30-50 Ventilator management options Lecture 3
50 – 55 UVA Pediatric Home Ventilator Program Lecture
55 – 60 Question & answer session Lecture 1, 2, 3


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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.


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