This competency-based workshop will prepare the community health-care provider with the knowledge and skills to care for a child with a tracheostomy. Respiratory assessments, safety issues, oxygen therapy, care of the tracheostomy including suctioning, stoma care and tube changes, and managing urgent situations will be addressed. A pre-learning package is required to be completed prior to attending. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills and participate in a simulated home visit of a child with a tracheostomy. This workshops runs for a full day (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Pre-requisites: Participants should have a basic understanding of the respiratory system. Registered participants are required to complete the pre-learning package prior to attending the workshop in order to fully participate in the learning activities planned throughout the day.