Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar


2018 SEMINARS

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.

 

Our hearts go out to the victims of Hurricane Michael.
Due to travel restrictions, the October 12th seminar in
Jacksonville, Florida has been cancelled.
Refunds will be processed within 24 hours.


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