Caring for the Respiratory Compromised, Trach/Vent Dependent Child

April 8, 2016 9:00am - 12:10pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

*This course is approved for 2 CEUs/CCUs*

This event is open to OT/ST/PT including OTAs, SLPAs, and PTAs.

Course Schedule:

8:30 Registration/breakfast

9-11 CEU event

11-11:10 Break

11:10-12:10 Round-table discussion led by T2K therapists.




Julie Golightly BS, RN & Candice Lockhart  RCP, RRT

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX

Course Description:

The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the knowledge base and skill level of the Home Health OT, PT, and ST in the care of the home-bound trach and ventilated pediatric patient in an effort to promote quality care and outcomes in this special patient population as evidenced by a decrease in home-based respiratory occurrences.

About Our Speakers:

Julie Golightly BS, RN

In her experience as a Registered Nurse, Julie has formal training and 5+ years’ experience in Neonatal ICU’s. She has been working in Pediatric Home Health, caring for the highest acuity ventilated and trach’d patients, for 7+ years.  She has collaborated with her Respiratory Colleagues throughout her career, and can translate their respiratory knowledge regarding the ventilated and trach’d pediatric home bound patients into practical, every day, improvements in various practices and critical thinking skills required to provide high quality care to this special patient population.

Candice Lockhart  RCP, RRT

Candice Lockhart has 15+ years in the field of Respiratory Therapy, focusing on Pediatric Respiratory Therapy for the past 10 years.  Candice is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and an American Heart Association BLS Instructor.  Having worked for Children’s Medical Center on the Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and Ventilator floors, Homecare with DME companies and Our Children’s House @ Baylor, as the Caregiver Educator/Coordinator for respiratory compromised patients, Candice has amassed a great knowledge of the many respiratory diseases and afflictions that the pediatric population face.  Her love of education has led her to take a position with Pediatric Home Healthcare. Together, our mission is to provide the homecare professionals with the much needed knowledge, understanding and skills to care for these patients in the home setting.

Learner Objectives:

  1. The OT, PT, and ST will learn when a tracheostomy is necessary for pediatric home bound patients. Why various types of tracheostomy tubes are needed to safely care for the pediatric home bound patient and what impact this knowledge has on daily practice.
  2. The OT, PT, and ST will be able to learn the impact a mucous plug has on the Trach’d pediatric home bound patient and how to prevent a plug and/or troubleshoot when plugs occur.
  3. The OT, PT, and ST, will recognize why ventilation is administered to the Trach’d home bound pediatric patient. The impact different modes of ventilation have on the pediatric patient’s lungs.


8:30am- 12:10pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*


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