This program is designed for the multidisciplinary team and all healthcare professionals who work with adults with tracheostomy. The program reviews the physiologic impact of a tracheostomy and teaches clinical information related to tracheostomy indications, timing, and procedures. Attendees will learn step-by-step methods to evaluate for use of a no-leak speaking valve to restore communication; to improve swallowing, secretion management, and olfaction; and to restore subglottic pressure, among other benefits. Advanced techniques for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve inline with mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated, including review of ventilator settings and best practice procedures for use and alarm management. Attendees also will learn the importance of early intervention and therapy techniques utilizing a no-leak speaking valve for dysphagia and speech. The impact on mobility, infection control and weaning will be discussed. Case studies, hands on sessions, videos, and group discussion will be incorporated to complement the lecture and to enhance the learning experience.

This seminar is designed for:

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians

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, May 20, 2017 - Camden, NJ


Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Bayside, NY

Long Beach Adult

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Pediatric

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 - Long Beach, CA

West Columbia

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - West Columbia, SC


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - Greater Cincinnati, OH area

New Orleans

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - New Orleans, LA


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

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