Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar
Open to All Professionals Caring for Patients with Tracheostomy
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:00am-4:30pm
The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Ave,
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Class Size: Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order received.
Handouts will be given at site upon registration and are included in the cost of course.
Parking Information: Parking is available on site. Specific information will be sent in reminder email one week prior to seminar date.
This interactive seminar provides 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. Instructions for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve in-line during mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated together with a review of ventilator settings, best practice procedures, and safe alarm practice when using a speaking valve. Advanced options for treatment of dysphagia, including while a patient is on mechanical ventilation will be presented. 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.
- Explain why the timing of the tracheotomy procedure and tracheostomy tube selection play a key role in successful use of a no-leak speaking valve.
- Describe physiologic changes to the airway secondary to the tracheostomy procedure and use of an inflated cuff.
- Review anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, including the upper airway.
- Identify several types of tracheostomy tubes and recognize the differences in cuffs, sizing, and materials.
- Demonstrate two methods of proper cuff inflation and deflation techniques.
- Describe how the inability to communicate may impact safety and quality of life.
- Describe three methods of non-verbal communication.
- Describe the clinical benefits of the no-leak speaking valve and its application to adults who require a tracheostomy.
- Identify assessment, placement, and transitioning steps to facilitate successful use of the no-leak speaking valve.
- Provide step-by-step procedures for evaluation of the patient prior to placement and during placement of the no-leak speaking valve.
- Apply decision making algorithm in regard to plan of care for adults who require tracheostomy.
- List steps for proper upper airway assessment to predict successful use of a no-leak speaking valve during mechanical ventilation, including review of various ventilator settings and alarm management.
- Describe the benefits of early use of a no-leak speaking valve during mechanical ventilation.
- Identify physiological swallowing deficits in case studies and the potential impact of a tracheostomy (open system) on swallowing.
- Discuss appropriate interventions and swallowing strategies to be used based on deficits and diagnosis.
- Identify each speaking valve by color and describe the design and benefits of a no-leak valve.
- Demonstrate proper placement and removal of a no-leak speaking valve, oxygen adapter and Secure-It®.
- Identify the benefits of using a no-leak speaking valve for successful implementation of various treatment strategies requiring a closed respiratory system and oral exhalation.
- Describe the use of a no-leak speaking valve as a diagnostic tool and as a rehabilitation strategy.
- Discuss appropriate interventions for various case studies based on diagnosis.
Gail M. Sudderth, RRT has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings as a respiratory therapist. As a lead therapist at a large teaching hospital, she worked with medically complex patients who required tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation, where her expertise was to manage patients who were considered difficult to wean. In her role, she worked closely with the speech-language pathologists and developed training competencies for suctioning and cuff management. Ms. Sudderth has developed and co-developed web-based presentations and on-site seminars for medical professionals who care for patients with tracheostomy. A recognized and invited speaker, she has presented in the US and internationally at hospitals and state and medical professional meetings on the topic of airway and ventilator management and the application of the Passy Muir® Valve. In addition, she has presented and published articles on the importance and development of multidisciplinary airway management teams. She is currently a full-time clinical specialist for Passy-Muir, Inc.
Financial – Employee of Passy-Muir Inc.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Carmin Bartow, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S Carmin Bartow, M.S. CCC-SLP is a speech pathologist specializing in treatment of tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients. She currently works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in adult acute care and the out-patient dysphagia center. She has gained experience in a variety of settings including ICUs, a progressive respiratory care unit, home health, out-patient, and an LTAC vent weaning facility. She is also an educational consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc. She has presented numerous seminars and courses on communication and swallowing intervention with the tracheostomized population at local, regional, state, and national conferences. She has also authored an ASHA publication entitled, “Tracheostomy Tubes in Adults; Management of Communication and Swallowing Impairments.”
Financial – Carmin Bartow is a Clinical Consultant for Passy Muir.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
|8:00 – 8:45||Tracheostomy: Procedures, Timing and Tubes|
|8:45 – 9:30||Hands-On Learning||9:30 – 10:00||Importance of Effective Communication|
|10:00 – 10:15||Break|
|10:15 – 11:45||Application of the No-Leak Speaking Valve|
|11:45 – 12:00||Break|
|12:00 – 13:00||Lunch and Learn – FAQ, Barriers & Trouble-shooting
|13:00 – 14:00||Ventilator Application of A No-Leak Speaking Valve|
|14:00 – 15:00||Advanced Dysphagia: Considering Impact of Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation|
|15:00 – 15:45||Hands-On Learning – No-Leak Speaking Valves|
|15:45 – 16:30||Early Intervention, Rehabilitation and Case Studies|
|16:30||Adjourn & CEU Instructions|
Continuing education credit offered for RTs, SLPs, and RNs. All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Registration / Cost
Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order received.
Regular Registration: $119.00
Student Registration: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Print outs: Handouts will be given on registration and are included in the cost of the course.
Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be in writing by July 17, 2019 to email@example.com. An admin fee of 10.00 will be deducted from the refund amount. Refunds will not be granted past this date. Cancellation of the event by Passy-Muir, Inc. will result in a full refund of monies received. Passy-Muir, Inc. is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances. Passy-Muir, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause. In the event of a course cancellation, participants will be notified via email & contact phone number listed on the registration form. Please fill out all information in registration form.
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Questions: Gail M. Sudderth via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-783-3752.
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