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Who Should Attend?

Home health nurses who care for pediatric patients with tracheostomy tubes and home ventilators.

Purpose/Goal of the Program

To provide home care nurses who care for home ventilator patients with enhanced ventilator education and emergency response skills to improve the patient’s safety and limit re-admissions related to tracheostomy emergencies.

This is a two-part program:

2 hours on the LTV 1150 home ventilator (objectives):

  • Verbalize why patient is on the ventilator
  • Explain the ventilator parts and settings
  • Recognize and respond to alarms

2 hours on simulation of tracheostomy emergencies (objectives):

  • Orientation/exposure to the Simulation Center
  • Identify a simulated tracheostomy emergency
  • Respond appropriately to a tracheostomy emergency
  • Change tracheostomy tube on a mannequin and perform resuscitation interventions

Why is this Program Unique?

The Saigh Foundation Pediatric Simulation Center, developed with support from the Saigh Foundation for St. Louis Children’s Hospital, is the only medical simulation center within 300 miles dedicated specifically to pediatric patients. Simulated events through this program provide experiences in managing emergency situations that are common in children with tracheostomy tubes. The scenarios and feedback from instructors provide a safe yet lifelike learning environment for nurses to refine skills essential in clinical care.

3.6 Nursing Contact Hours provided by St. Louis Children’s Hospital for participants attending entire session.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Download our Emergency Tracheostomy Management and CPR flyer.

For information on routine tracheostomy care for Bivonna® tracheostomy tubes, please view our Interactive Tracheostomy Home Care Module.


Online registration is available for this class.  

PLEASE NOTE: There is no charge for this educational opportunity, but space is limited. Please call the Simulation Lab to cancel (314.319.8881). At least 48 hours notice is preferred. There is a $25.00 fee for each no-show/no-call for this class.

Dates and times:

November 29, 2023 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

January 17, 2024 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

April 11, 2024 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

August 13, 2024 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

October 30, 2024 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.