Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar


Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar

This seminar is designed to provide clinical information regarding the basics of a tracheostomy, including the physiologic impact of tracheostomy on a patient’s respiratory, speech, and swallowing functions. Clinicians will learn step-by-step strategies to assess for the use of a no-leak speaking valve to restore communication, improve swallow, improve secretion management, and restore subglottic pressure in adults who require tracheostomy. The basics for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve in-line during mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated. Attendees will have an opportunity for advanced learning in one of two breakout sessions: (1) advanced session to review ventilator settings, best practice procedures, and safe alarm practice when using a speaking valve; or (2) advanced session on dysphagia assessment and intervention while treating patients with tracheostomy. Attendees will learn the importance of early intervention and strategies for utilizing a no-leak speaking valve through case studies. Learning is enhanced through hands-on training sessions, patient videos, and group discussion.

CEUs will be offered in the United States for Respiratory Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Nurses. All others will receive a certificate of attendance.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Sacramento, CA

Saturday, May 19, 2018- Houston, TX

Sunday, June 3, 2017 - Bronx, New York

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - Kansas City, KS

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Orange, CA

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Huntley, IL

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Monroeville, PA

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Portland, OR

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Loveland, CO

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - San Diego, CA

Saturday, September 8 - Dallas, TX

Sunday, September 9 - Dallas, TX

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Omaha, NE

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Wallingford, CT

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