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Class Information for Tracheostomy Competency Course

Session: March 10. 2020
Type: In-person
Class Size: 13
# Openings: 0
Class Session Date(s): Tuesday March 10, 2020
Registration Dates: 07/29/2019 08:33 PM - 12/31/2020 08:33 PM
Coordinator: Megan E Mikula


This course is designed to provide didactic and clinical simulation education regarding care of the research participant with a tracheostomy in addition to hands on competency validation.

Contact Hours


Special Comments

This course will be taught by Susannah Wargo, CRNP and Angeline Thomas, RN from the Trach Consult Service as well as CCND Service Nurse Educators. There will be a didactic session followed by hands-on skills validation and participants will have the Tracheostomy Care competency validated in class.

Target Audience

Clinical Research Nurses working in the Clinical Center on non-ICU units that hold the Tracheostomy Competency as part of their Program of Care requirements. Nurses working in inpatient and ambulatory care settings are welcome.

Course Objectives

Participants will:
1) Discuss indications for trachs and principles of managing the research participant, site, and tube.
2) Explain nursing assessment and patient education for research participants with trachs.
3) Describe nursing interventions to prevent complications and respond to potential emergencies.
4) Demonstrate care and troubleshooting of trachs during simulation exercise.


Prior to attending the course, participants will review the Clinical Center Nursing Department Standard of Practice: Care of the Patient with a Tracheotomy or Tracheostomy AND the Trach Education Site, including the Trach Minutes and Five Minute Inservices.

Session Schedule

Date Times Location
Tuesday March 10, 2020 07:30 AM - 11:00 AM NIH Clinical Center:CRC 1-5672 (ETR)
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