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- Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff ManagementThe patient with a tracheostomy tube has many care needs. Most important is the maintenance of airway patency. Other needs are preventing infection of either the airway or the stoma, providing some form of effective communication, and providing emotional support. This program will focus on the essentials of direct airway care. After completing this course the learner should be able to: * Describe the functions of a trachostomy tube. * Explain the procedure for cleaning amp; changing the inner cannula. * Describe care for the stoma. * Describe the procedure for changing a tracheostomy tube. * Identify complications associated with over-inflation of a soft cuff.
- Assessing Breath SoundsThe illustrations and computer graphics in this assessment series should help nurses to understand the physiologic causes of breath sounds. The video reviews: auscultatory sites and sequencing; normal breath sounds; bronchial breathing; bronchophony; and whispered pectoriloquy
- Chest Tubes: Patient and System ManagementAfter completing this course, the learner should be able to: Describe the process of air movement by the cyclic pressure changes in the thoracic cavity. List indicators for closed chest drainage and describe the expected outcome when air or fluid is evacuated from the pleural space. Describe the principles of operation of a closed chest drainage system and use of mechanical suction. Identify professional responsibilities for preparation of the patient and equipment prior to chest tube insertion. Demonstrate the technique of aseptically establishing a Pleurevac drainage system. Identify professional responsibilities for patient care during insertion of the chest tube. Describe interventions directed toward promoting evacuation of air and.or fluid from the chest cavity and maintaining proper function of the closed chest drainage system. Instruct the patient to promote his/her active participation in lung re-expansion and activities of daily life. Illustrate the concept of tidaling as reflected by the patients's respiratory efforts dentify interventions for maintaining the patency of the closed drainage system.
- Respiratory SystemAfter viewing this video, the learner should be able to: ask the necessary questions to obtain a respiratory health history, prepare the patient for a respiratory examination, inspect and evaluate the patient's chest for anteroposterior movement impairment, inspect and palpate the patient's neck for tracheal deviation, palpate the patient's chest to assess respiratory expansion and tactile fremitus, percuss the patient's chest for diaphragmatic excursion, auscultate the patient's chest and identify normal and adventitious sounds and voice sounds.
- Suctioning: Nasotracheal, Oropharangeal amp; Endotracheal TechniquesThis program focuses on aspects of safe, effective management of the patient with an artificial airway through a review of airway physiology and demonstrations in the actual clinical environment. Tracheostomy tube care is illustrated from equipment and supply set-up through cleansing and replacement.