Presentation Information

Michelle Donahoo

Artificial Airway Management of the Neonate

  • Speaker: Michelle Donahoo , BSRC, RRT-NPS
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Appropriate care of artificial airways is an important part of clinical care in the NICU. This presentation will demonstrate how to provide ongoing care to newborns with an endotracheal tube or a tracheostomy tube. Indications, and contraindications of endotracheal tube management. A variety of securing methods will be reviewed for endotracheal tubes. A review of a variety of chronic conditions that may warrant a tracheostomy tube. The procedure for securing a tracheostomy tube will be reviewed. Cleaning and maintaining a tracheostomy will be discussed. Education with the staff caring for newborns with an artificial airway will be reviewed along with parent education.