American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: PS222
Title: Update on Tracheotomy-Techniques, Pitfalls, Complications and Safe Care at Home
Date and Time of Session: Tuesday, October 18: 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Description: Tracheostomy procedures are common and performed by multiple specialties. This session will review the comparative findings and methods on open surgical versus dilatational percutaneous tracheotomy. Avoiding complications will include team prep, tube type, securement, managing pain, secretions and decanulation. The incidence, prevention and management of iatrogenic stenosis will include a team approach to the tracheostomy patient. Lastly, the new ACS Tracheostomy Home Skills Training and Validation Program will be presented including the impact on readmissions, cost, complication rate and satisfaction scores.
CME Credit Hours: 1.5
Webcast Package Available: Yes
Audio Package Available: Yes
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU), General Surgery (GEN), Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OTO)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety
Sponsored By:
Advisory Council for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Patient Education Committee
Program Participants:
Dennis Harry Kraus, MD, FACS
Robert R. Lorenz, MD, FACS
Speaker Indications for Open or Percutaneous Tracheostomy
Stephanie A. Savage, MD, MS, FACS
Speaker The Importance of Standardized Multidisciplinary Care Before and After Tracheostomy
David Wintner Roberson, MD MBA FACS FRCS
Speaker Airway Management and Recognizing and Treating In-Hospital Complications
Eric D. Lamarre, MD FACS
Speaker The Real Incidence of Tracheal Stenosis and Appropriate Management
Robert R. Lorenz, MD, FACS
Speaker Safe Care by the Next Provider: Skills Training for Patients, Families and Aids
Dennis Harry Kraus, MD, FACS
Speaker Question and Discussion
Robert R. Lorenz, MD, FACS