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Date: Monday, 6 March 2017
Time: 3.00p US Central / 4.00p US Eastern / Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 8.00a (Melbourne)
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Subject: Decannulation of Tracheostomy Tube in the Adult Population


  1. Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  2. Alexander Hillel, MD, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  3. Asit Arora, PhD, DIC, DOHNS, FRCS
  4. James Lynch, C/N

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Discuss indications and contraindications for decannulation of a tracheostomy tube
  2. Describe decannulation practices in both inpatient settings and outpatient settings
  3. Describe factors that might contribute to the failure of successful decannulation
  4. Identify the role of multidisciplinary approach to successful decannulation
  5. Discuss patients’ role in preparing for decannulation in outpatient settings
  6. Discuss post-decannulation education for patients and family members

Description About the Webinar:

When a tracheostomy tube is surgically placed, the hope is that the tube can be decannulated at some point in the near future while we may not be always succeed. There are patients who may not continue to require a tracheostomy still remaining with a tracheostomy tube and patients who are not ready for a decannulation being decannulated. This webinar is designed to educate clinicians caring for patients with a tracheostomy, especially those who are involved in the decannulation of a tracheostomy tube. The activity will provide a discussion about when to decannulate a patient’s tracheostomy tube, existing practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and measures to promote successful decannulation of a tracheostomy tube.

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