Invasive-Surgical Airway Intervention: An Educational Program Using Pig Lungs and Tracheas as a Practical Hands-on Model

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162806
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Presentation
Title:
Invasive-Surgical Airway Intervention: An Educational Program Using Pig Lungs and Tracheas as a Practical Hands-on Model
Abstract:
Invasive-Surgical Airway Intervention: An Educational Program Using Pig Lungs and Tracheas as a Practical Hands-on Model
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1997
Author:Ella Bleecher, Kay, RN BSN CEN
Contact Address:, USA
Clinical Topic: The goal of this educational program was to provide emergency nurses and paramedics with practical experience in invasive surgical airway skills.

Process of Implementation: It was acknowledged by emergency nurses and prehospital paramedics that needle cricothyrotomy, surgical cricothyrotomy, and tracheostomy are life saving airway techniques. However, all acknowledged these procedures were performed with low frequency, on high acuity patients, and in the most stressful life-threatening situations. This education program was designed to achieve the following: 1) Familiarize emergency personnel with indications and mechanisms of injuries which may require invasive/surgical intervention; 2) To educate the nurse regarding equipment necessary for these procedures; 3) Review the anatomy and landmarks of human and pigs; 4) Using pig tracheas (obtained at minimal cost from local butcher shops) for actual hand demonstration of the procedure for: (a) needle cricothyrotomy with transtracheal ventilation, (b) surgical cricothyrotomy and, (c) tracheostomy.

Outcomes: The educational program was evaluated by a participant evaluation form. Summary of the educational program concluded that the program: (1) Assisted in identifying patients with potential airway compromise; (2) Familiarizing personnel with equipment and anatomy; and (3) Providing hands on experience with a similar model to enhance their learning.

Recommendations for Clinical Practice: This educational program can be done at a low cost and it allows actual hands-on applications with the procedure and equipment. The education can be done by an experienced practitioner. Additionally, this learning environment eliminates the factors of stress and high patient acuity so that the healthcare provider can actually learn the skill. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInvasive-Surgical Airway Intervention: An Educational Program Using Pig Lungs and Tracheas as a Practical Hands-on Modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162806-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Invasive-Surgical Airway Intervention: An Educational Program Using Pig Lungs and Tracheas as a Practical Hands-on Model</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ella Bleecher, Kay, RN BSN CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: The goal of this educational program was to provide emergency nurses and paramedics with practical experience in invasive surgical airway skills.<br/><br/>Process of Implementation: It was acknowledged by emergency nurses and prehospital paramedics that needle cricothyrotomy, surgical cricothyrotomy, and tracheostomy are life saving airway techniques. However, all acknowledged these procedures were performed with low frequency, on high acuity patients, and in the most stressful life-threatening situations. This education program was designed to achieve the following: 1) Familiarize emergency personnel with indications and mechanisms of injuries which may require invasive/surgical intervention; 2) To educate the nurse regarding equipment necessary for these procedures; 3) Review the anatomy and landmarks of human and pigs; 4) Using pig tracheas (obtained at minimal cost from local butcher shops) for actual hand demonstration of the procedure for: (a) needle cricothyrotomy with transtracheal ventilation, (b) surgical cricothyrotomy and, (c) tracheostomy.<br/><br/>Outcomes: The educational program was evaluated by a participant evaluation form. Summary of the educational program concluded that the program: (1) Assisted in identifying patients with potential airway compromise; (2) Familiarizing personnel with equipment and anatomy; and (3) Providing hands on experience with a similar model to enhance their learning.<br/><br/>Recommendations for Clinical Practice: This educational program can be done at a low cost and it allows actual hands-on applications with the procedure and equipment. The education can be done by an experienced practitioner. Additionally, this learning environment eliminates the factors of stress and high patient acuity so that the healthcare provider can actually learn the skill. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:34:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:34:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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