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Community Respiratory Care Training Programs

About Our Programs

Fundamentals of Tracheostomy Care

The goal of this full-day course is to provide home health care providers with up-to-date knowledge and skills regarding community-based tracheostomy care of children and adults who are medically fragile.  Emphasizing a hands-on approach, course participants will develop skill and gain confidence in providing safe and effective care of the patient with tracheosomy, as well as practice in responding to emergency situations.

This course will involve a combination of didactic, skills stations, and simulation-based learning. 

Prerequisites: (1) RN, RPN, RRT, GRT, or PSW and (2) completion of pre-course reading.

Management of Ventilation for Patients in the Community

Building on the knowledge and skills from the Fundamentals of Tracheostomy Care course, this full-day course aims to provide home health care providers with up-to-date knowledge and skills regarding community-based invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support.  This course will cover ventilatory support of both children and adults, and will address essential care considerations for those who are medically fragile and technology dependent.

This course will involve a combination of didactic, skills stations, and simulation-based learning. 

Prerequisites: (1) RN, RPN, RRT, or GRT, (2) Completion of the Fundamentals of Tracheostomy Care course within the past two years, and (3) completion of pre-course reading.

Course Text

The textbook that we use for our community respiratory care training  programs is Optimizing Respiratory Therapy Services: A Continuum of Care from Hospital to HomeThis resource is available as a PDF file free of charge through the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario. Please follow this link to access this resource: http://www.crto.on.ca/pdf/ProfPractice/HFO_Training_Manual.pdf

Please review as much of the textbook as possible prior to the course, as it will enhance your knowledge and understanding during the course.

 

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Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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