Caring for the Student with a Tracheostomy or Gastrostomy Tube in the School Setting

Aurora, CO US
February 13, 2023

This program is recommended for nurses who care for children with tracheostomy and/or gastrostomy tubes in the school setting. Didactic training will be provided for both tracheostomies and gastrostomies followed by skill stations. Tracheostomy skills stations will include general tracheostomy care, tie/tube changes, suctioning, emergency bag/trach ventilation, ventilator basics, and emergency simulation. Participants will also rotate through gastrostomy skills stations to include accidental dislodgement, care, feeding, venting, giving medications, and troubleshooting. After attending this event, participants will report increased knowledge and intent to change practice related to caring for children in the school setting with tracheostomies, ventilator dependence, and gastrostomy tubes. 

Brochure

PDF icon School Health Program February Skills.pdf

Course size is limited to the first 60 participants, so register early!

Resource Material

Print these resources and bring to the conference. Copies will not be provided. 

Tracheostomy Tip Sheets 
PDF icon Bag-Trach Ventilation_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon Changing Trach Tube_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon Closed Suctioning_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon Open Suctioning_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon The Go Bag_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon Trach Tie Change_CHCO.pdf

Gastrostomy Tube Tip Sheets
PDF icon GT Care Booklet_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon GT Checklist_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon GT Replacement-Dressing Change_CHCO.pdf
PDF icon GT Venting-Giving Meds_CHCO.pdf

Target Audience

This program is recommended for nurses who care for children with tracheostomy and/or gastrostomy tubes in the school setting.

Learner Outcome

After attending this event, participants will report increased knowledge and intent to change practice related to caring for children in the school setting with tracheostomies, ventilator dependence, and gastrostomy tubes. During this event, participants will demonstrate skill competence with tracheostomies, ventilators, and gastrostomy tubes. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe medical indications for needing a tracheostomy or gastrostomy tube.
  • Explore the role of delegation and care coordination and the importance of building resource capacity when caring for children with tracheostomies and gastrostomy tubes in the school setting.
  • Demonstrate skills related to tracheostomy care, including daily cares of suctioning, cleaning and tracheostomy tie/tube changes to prevent complications of skin breakdown/infection, plugging and decannulation, emergency ventilation, and the basics of the ventilator operations.
  • Demonstrate skills related to gastrostomy tube accidental dislodgement, care, feeding, venting, giving medications, and troubleshooting.
  • Identify practice changes that nurses can implement in their daily practice when caring for children with a tracheostomy or gastrostomy tubes, including those related to delegation and care coordination.

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
Bobbi Gillis (Roberta.Gillis@childrenscolorado.org)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NCPD
Course opens: 
12/08/2022
Course expires: 
02/27/2023
Event starts: 
02/13/2023 - 8:30am MST
Event ends: 
02/13/2023 - 4:30pm MST
Cost:
$35.00
Rating: 
0
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue
2nd Floor, Mt. Yale Conference Room
Aurora, CO 80045
United States

Travel

Please visit https://www.childrenscolorado.org/locations for driving directions to Children’s Hospital Colorado. Enter through the main hospital entrance and take the glass elevators to the 2nd floor, Conference and Education Center. Anschutz Medical Campus employees must park in their designated area. Guests are asked to park in Lot 10, just east of the main entrance off of Victor Street. Parking map: PDF icon CHCO Parking Map.pdf

Faculty/Planning Committee*


Kelly Brown, MPH, BSN, RN
School Nurse Consultant
School Health Program  
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Sabrina Champagne*
Operations Coordinator, School Health Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Kirsten Christensen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC*
Professional Development Specialist
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jessica Dawson, MSN, RN, CPN*
Ventilator Care Program Clinical Specialty Coordinator
Clinical Scholar
Children's Hospital Colorado 

Catherine Doernbrack, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC*
Senior Instructor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Special Care Clinic and Epidermolysis Bullosa Regional Program
Liaison to School Nurses with a focus on medically fragile and technology-dependent children
Adaptive Care Program Provider
Children's Hospital Colorado

Roberta (Bobbi) Gillis, BSN, RN, NCSN* 
Associate Clinical Manager, School Health Team
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nicole Guider, BSN, RN, NCSN 
School Health Nurse Consultant
Children's Hospital Colorado

Sasha Jacobs-Lowry, BSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse Consultant
Children's Hospital Colorado

Geri Johnson, MS, RN, NCSN
School Nurse Consultant
School Health Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Elyse Keating, BSN, RN
School Health Nurse 
Children's Hospital Colorado

Linda Parsons, MSN, RN, NPD-BC*
Clinical Education Specialist
Children's Hospital Colorado

Andria Redman, BSN, RN, AE-C
School Nurse Consultant
School Health Program
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nicki Shonka, MS RN NPD-BC CPN
Clinical Education Outreach Program Director
Professional Development
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Meagan Watton, RRT*
Pulmonary Rehab
Respiratory Chronic Care Specialist
Children's Hospital Colorado

Julie Wilken, MPH, RN, NCSN*
Clinical Manager, School Health
Children's Hospital Colorado

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD): Children's Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This offering for up to 5.75 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Only claim the hours you attend. 

Completion Criteria: Attendance, sign-in, and submission of an evaluation after session are required for successful completion and receipt of certificate of attendance.

Financial Disclosures: Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.  

Available Credit

  • 5.75 Attendance
  • 5.75 NCPD

Price

Cost:
$35.00
There are no more spaces available for this course.
Participants will be provided a light breakfast as well as lunch. 
No refunds will be granted for non-attendance, although you may send a substitute.
In the event the program is cancelled you will be notified, and a full refund will be given.