The Passy Muir Podcast

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About the Podcast

Join speech-language pathologist, Dr. Kristin King, as she interviews healthcare professionals who work with medically complex patient populations and covering all ages. From dysphagia to tracheostomies and speaking valve use, each episode will build on your clinical knowledge and provide support for working with patients in all settings. Determining evidence-based assessments and interventions can be daunting. The Conversations on Aerodigestive Management Podcast, brought to you by Passy-Muir, provides listeners with clinical perspectives and cutting-edge research to address specific questions related to the clinical management of patients with aerodigestive health issues. Podcasts are audio-only.

Hosted by:

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP
Vice President of Clinical Education and Research

Kristin King, Vice President of Clinical Education and Research, Passy Muir


Production Editor:

Tiffany Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP

Tiffany Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP

Episodes

Episode 1 – Respiratory Muscle Training with Dr. Sapienza


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Episode 2 – Critical Thinking for Healthcare Professionals with Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP


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Updates to the book: Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals
With Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP


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Episode 3 – Palliative Care with Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow


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Episode 4 – Both Sides of the Table: Part One – RT Perspective


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Episode 5 – Both Sides of the Table: Part Two – SLP Perspective


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Episode 6 – Perspectives on Pediatric Care


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Episode 7 – Working with Inhalation Burn Injuries


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Episode 8 – Implementing RMT


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Episode 9 – Communication: Psychological Impact


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Episode 10 – Part One: Starting Research in a Clinical Setting with Amy Freeman-Sanderson, PhD B.App.Sc, CPSP, FEA and Laura Brooks, M.Ed. CCC-SLP BCS-S

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Episode 11 – Part Two: Research in Clinical Practice with Laura Brooks, M.Ed. CCC-SLP BCS-S


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Episode 12 – Both Sides of the Table: Surprise Diagnosis that SLPs Should Know with Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Speakers

Episode 6 Speaker:

Dawn Ayala, RRT is the Director of Respiratory Therapy Services at Bethany Children’s Health Center. She has worked at Bethany Children’s Health Center since 2016, but has been a respiratory therapist, in a variety of settings, for 22 years. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri. She is credentialed through the National Board of Respiratory Care as a registered respiratory therapist. She also is a certified asthma educator. Dawn has been married to her husband, Alberto for 18 years. They have 2 boys, Nathaniel and Noah, three dogs, one lizard, one snake, and one fish. They all keep Dawn very busy.

Disclosures:
Financial: Full-time healthcare professionals with Bethany Children’s Health Center
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial information.


Episode 2 Speaker:

Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Ed Bice, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist currently in the role of Clinical Consultant for IOPI Medical, LLC. Ed has worked in the health care industry with extensive training in dysphagia. His experience includes a variety of settings: acute care, outpatient, home health and skilled nursing. In addition to his clinical experience, Ed has held various leadership positions. He has worked as a Regional Manager, Vice President of Clinical Services, and Chief Operating Officer. He has been an invited speaker for universities, as well as national and state conventions.

Disclosures:
Financial – Ed Bice is a full-time Clinical Consultant with IOPI Medical, LLC.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 10 & 11 Speaker:

Laura Brooks M.Ed. CCC-SLP BCS-S

Laura Brooks M.Ed. CCC-SLP BCS-S, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her Master’s degree from the University of Virginia. She has been a speech language pathologist since 1999, and has been board certified in swallowing disorders since 2012. She is a Clinical Specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta working with pediatric patients in the intensive care units and acute care units. She specializes in management of pediatric dysphagia and tracheostomy/ ventilator dependent patients. She has published research, journal articles, case studies, and textbook chapters related to pediatric dysphagia and tracheostomy/ventilator dependent patients. She serves on the Bioethics Committee, Global Tracheostomy Committee, and ICU Liberation/Early Mobility/ECMO Committee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Disclosures:
Financial – Clinical Specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 7 Speaker:

Nicola Clayton, SP, PhD

Dr Nicola Clayton, has been a Clinical Specialist Speech Pathologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital for 17 Years. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her clinical expertise and research in the assessment and treatment of complex swallowing disorders specifically in severe burn injury, acute respiratory disease, and critical illness. Nicola has a strong passion for working with tracheostomy patients, was one of the founding members of the Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Team at Concord Hospital, and instrumental in the design and implementation of the Tracheostomy Weaning Pathway. As the coordinator of the NSW Dysphagia Interest Group for the past 15 years, lecturer in dysphagia management at Macquarie University, and key instructor in various dysphagia and burn related workshops, Nicola is committed to the education of undergraduate and graduate Speech Pathologists as well as other multidisciplinary staff. Nicola has authored multiple peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and professional guidelines/professional practice documents, and she presents domestically and internationally.

Disclosures:
Financial – Employee of Concord Repatriation General Hospital; Consultant for Main Medical
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Special Event Speaker:

Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP

Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, is a specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders. She is a coauthor of Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals (3rd Ed), as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has led both national and international seminars and participated in several national clinical trials, including Protocol 201, the use of the Blom speaking tracheotomy tube, and the MOLST protocol. She is well-known for her knowledge of patients with tracheostomies and provides education, publications, and conducts research with this patient population.

Disclosures:
Financial – Co-author of Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals (3rd Ed) and receives royalties.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 9 & 10 Speaker:

Amy Freeman-Sanderson, PhD B.App.Sc, CPSP, FEA

Amy Freeman-Sanderson, PhD B.App.Sc, CPSP, FEA, is a Senior Lecturer and a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist in the Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney. She holds an Honorary Clinical Specialist Speech Pathologist appointment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, an Honorary Fellow in the Critical Care Division at The George Institute for Global Health and is an Affiliate of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC), School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience including speech pathology and management roles in quaternary and tertiary Sydney and London hospitals. Her role in education has been recognised as an awarded Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Freeman-Sanderson’s research interests in critical care include communication and swallowing function during and after ICU, tracheostomy management, and allied health workforce planning/training. Her clinically focussed research includes national and international collaborations reporting on communication and swallowing function following sepsis. She is also a co-lead investigator for the development of a core outcome set for interventions to enable communication for patients with an artificial airway. Dr Freeman-Sanderson has delivered over 55 conference presentations and invited papers nationally and internationally in her research areas. Her research has been recognised through awards including the inaugural ‘Best Allied Health Paper’ at the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) conference and Junior Investigator Travel award at the Dysphagia Research Society (2020).

Disclosures:
Financial – No relevant financial disclosures.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 4 Speaker:

Michael Harrell, BS, RRT

Michael Harrell, BS, RRT, has varied experience in respiratory care clinical practice, education, and management. Prior to joining the Passy Muir clinical team in 2005, Michael was Director of Respiratory Care with Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Michael also presided as President of the Florida Society of Respiratory Care where he brought together his clinical knowledge and strong advocacy for patient care to improve respiratory care in the state of Florida. In his role as Director of Clinical Education-Respiratory with Passy Muir, he has presented both domestically and internationally.

Disclosures:
Financial – Clinical Consultant with Passy Muir Inc.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 3 and Special Event Speaker:

Marta Kazandjian Ranaldo, MA CCC-SLP BCS-S, CPT-EFS, F-ASHA, NBC-HWC

Marta Kazandjian Ranaldo, MA CCC-SLP BCS-S, CPT-EFS, F-ASHA, NBC-HWC, is a nationally recognized Medical Speech Pathologist who is Board Certified in Swallowing Disorders. She obtained more education at the prestigious University of Arizona’s Integrative Medical Program. There she became certified in Integrative Lifestyle Management. She also is certified as an Integrative Health Coach and a nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Marta later became a Certified Personal Trainer-Exercise Fitness Specialist and Reiki Master. Her career in healthcare has allowed her to work with patients who present with a variety of illnesses including neurological diagnoses, neurodegenerative diseases, digestive, pulmonary conditions, and cancer. Marta’s 30-year healthcare background, experience as a patient, education in preventative health and lifestyle management, personal fitness training and use of REIKI provides a unique and powerful perspective to those who seek optimal health in survivorship. She is a well-recognized speaker and co-author of Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals (3rd Ed).

Disclosures:
Financial – Co-author of Communication and Swallowing Management of Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Individuals (3rd Ed) and receives royalties.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 12 Speaker:

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP

Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Vice President of Clinical Education and Research at Passy-Muir. She has over 25 years of experience in medical speech-language pathology in the clinical, academic, and industry settings. Her relevant clinical experience is with complex medical patient populations both in pediatrics and adults, addressing dysphagia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patient populations. She has conducted research investigating the impact of neuropathological disorders on communication and cognition, with a special emphasis on sports concussions. She maintains her clinical skills through consultative services and research collaborations with healthcare professionals. As a recognized subject matter expert in TBI, she also has participated in the development of content for various resources, such as the ASHA Practice Portal, and has acted as an expert witness. She also has published in peer-reviewed and clinical journals and regularly presents domestically and internationally on topics related to patients following TBI or patients with tracheostomies and speaking valves. She develops and oversees educational programming in multi-media formats, including print, video, and audio.

Disclosures:
Financial – Vice President of Clinical Education and Research with Passy Muir Inc.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 6 Speaker:

Erin March, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, ATP is the Inpatient Therapy Director at Bethany Children’s Health Center where she has been employed since June 2001 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1998 and 2000, respectively. She is an ASHA certified SLP and member of the Oklahoma Speech-Language Hearing. Erin was certified as an Assistive Technology Professional by RESNA in January 2008. Erin and her husband, Robbie, have 3 children: Garrett, Olivia, and Amelia.

Disclosures:
Financial: Full-time healthcare professionals with Bethany Children’s Health Center
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial information.


Episode 4 Speaker:

Corey Mohnike, BS, RRT

Corey Mohnike, BS, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist at a Level II Trauma Center. Corey joined the Passy Muir consultant team with significant experience regarding the Passy Muir® Valve. His experience includes use of the Valve both as a patient requiring a tracheostomy after a motor vehicle accident and working with the Valve in medical facilities as an RRT. Corey worked at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, a Passy Muir Center of Excellence, in areas that served many ventilator patients using the Valve. He has co-authored multiple procedures regarding Passy Muir Valve assessment and application with patients on mechanical ventilation. Corey served as the Clinical Educator for a multidisciplinary staff at Bryan Health in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was also involved with the Nebraska Society for Respiratory Care, and has spoken at multiple state meetings and national conferences. He is now the RT Educator at The Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO.

Disclosures:
Financial – Clinical Consultant with Passy Muir Inc.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 5 Speaker:

Laura Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Laura Morgan, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, lives in Maryland, where she works at HIRRS (Head Injury Rehabilitation and Referral Services), providing support, assessment, and therapy for patients with brain injury. She speaks at both the local and national level, sharing observations from her experiences as a person with a traumatic brain injury. Prior to returning to the practice of speech-language pathology, she served as a research assistant for the Speech-Language Pathology Department of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Disclosures:
Financial – Clinical Consultant with Passy Muir Inc.
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 8 Speaker:

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP

Brooke Richardson, MS, CCC-SLP, has been treating adults with complex medical needs in the acute and outpatient settings since 2009. She has been instrumental in establishing Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) programs in multiple hospitals and other healthcare settings. She speaks domestically and internationally on RMT. Brooke seeks to improve patient care by emphasizing the importance of understanding a patient’s whole medical picture when evaluating and treating. Her passion for improving patient care and for empowering her fellow Medical SLPs led her to found The Modern MedSLP. When she’s not teaching or seeing medically-complex patients, Brooke spends quality time with her husband and daughter, drinking coffee, and dreaming of her next travel destination.

Disclosures:
Financial – Employee of UNC Rex Hospital; Owner of The Modern MedSLP
Non-financial – No relevant non-financial disclosures.


Episode 1 Speaker:

Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP

Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP, currently serves as provost of Jacksonville University. She is an academician, a strong female leader and mentor to 1000’s of students, with a professional career spanning more than two decades in college education. Dr. Sapienza holds a Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science and PhD. Today, Dr. Christine Sapienza is highly regarded throughout the country for her sustaining and innovative work in speech-language pathology. Dr. Sapienza’s expertise is relied upon by academic colleagues and clinicians worldwide.

Disclosures:
Financial – Dr. Sapienza has no relevant financial disclosures.
Nonfinancial – Although Dr. Sapienza is a co-inventor of the EMST150, she receives no financial benefit from the sale of the EMST150.
Content Disclosure – During the podcast, the EMST150 and EMST75 devices are discussed as pressure threshold devices.


Continuing Education

Continuing education credit offered for SLPs and RNs. All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
All podcasts offer .05 ASHA CEUs and .5 contact hours unless otherwise noted on the podcast.

This podcast is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level).


Passy-Muir, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP11239). Each podcast is 0.5 contact hours.

 

Passy-Muir, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Passy Muir® Tracheostomy and Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve. This presentation will focus primarily on the bias-closed position Passy Muir Valve and will include little to no information on other speaking valves.