Trach Lungs for BLS Teaching
Many families have a tracheostomy-dependent children need CPR teaching before discharge. Currently, there are trach manikins and CPR manikins available, but they function separately. It can be confusing for parents to work on two separate manikins to learn CPR teaching for their child with a tracheostomy.
Using low cost supplies, I was able to modify our current BLS adult and BLS child manikins so that they can have a tracheostomy. The learner is able to practice compressions on the manikin and when they provide ventilation via the tracheostomy, there is visual feedback with the manikin's chest rising and falling.
To share an easy and low cost modification to existing equipment to provide higher fidelity education to parents of tracheostomy-dependent children.
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