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The Tracheostomy

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We designed this learning space on tracheostomies to provide you with real world skills that will translate immediately to the bedside. Let Dr Kelly Crane and our PAC team guide you through all the concepts tools, and hands on skills you need to be able to manage any tracheostomy emergency. Listen hear first and then get started by visiting any of our interactive posters in our physical spaces, or just scroll down👇


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We design education programs that merge digital and physical space for an enhanced learning experience. Move seamlessly between them and follow your own path.

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meet the creator

Get to know the creator of this learning space, Critical Care Fellow, Kelly Crane MD. Then find out why this curriculum is relevant to anyone and everyone who cares for patients.

Everything Trach

Take it on the road and turn up the volume on your next commute to work. Take 20 minutes and kick off this learning space with an in depth discussion on all things trach.

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Focus your journey

Use this quick self-assessment tool to review what you know and where you need to focus your efforts as you journey through this learning space to make your experience as effective and efficient as possible.

Let’s look at the numbers

Why is this learning space relevant? Let’s share a few numbers with you. If you work in an emergency department, hospital or pre-hospital setting, chances are you going to see a catastrophic event related to trachs. Here’s why.

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041-essential anatomy

Learn the essential clinical anatomy that will help you manage and troubleshoot an trach issue safely and effectively.

042-tools of the trade

Tracheostomies are simple devices but if you’re not familiar with the basic design and some of the variations then they can be more intimidating than they have to be.

043-respiratory distress

Learn the critical steps to manage respiratory distress in your patient with a tracheostomy.

-044the bleeding trach

What is more terrifying than a trach patient with respiratory distress? A trach patient with blood pouring from the stoma. We cover what to do here.


Uh oh. That trach fell out? No problem. We’ve got you covered here.

Congratulations on completing this learning space! You could stop here, but why would you want to? Look for more Situationally Difficult Airway (SDA) learning spaces and add another bundle of concepts, tools, and skills your airway tool box 🧰

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