Passy Muir Seminars

2020 Seminars

From Infants to Adults: Use of a No-Leak Speaking Valve to Improve
Communication & Swallowing for Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patients

Open to all Professionals Caring for Patients with Tracheostomy

Dates: January 25-26, 2020

Location:
NYU Langone Health
Tisch Hospital, Smilow Seminar Room
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

This is a Two-Day Event

You can choose to sign up for one or both days. Receive a discount for signing up for both days.

Day One: $119

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00am-4:45pm

Foundational Knowledge for Working with Pediatric and Adult Patients Following Tracheostomy

SLPs earn 0.8 ASHA CEUs; Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 8 Contact Hours.

Day Two: $119

Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 8:00am-4:45pm

Speaking Valve Use and Dysphagia Management in Adult Patients During Mechanical Ventilation

SLPs earn 0.7 ASHA CEUs, plus 0.1 ASHA CEU for the Ethics session (total of 0.8 ASHA CEUs);
Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 8 Contact Hours.

Both Days: $199

Both Days: $199 SLPs earn 1.5 ASHA CEUs for attending both days, plus 0.1 ASHA CEU for the Ethics session (total of 1.6 ASHA CEUs);
Respiratory Therapy and Nursing earn 16 Contact Hours for attending both days.

Parking Information: Specific information regarding parking will be sent in reminder email one week prior to seminar date.

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.

Overview

From Infants to Adults: Use of a No-Leak Speaking Valve to Improve Communication & Swallowing for Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patients

Attend one day or both to meet your needs:

Day One: Foundational Knowledge for Working with Pediatric and Adult Patients Following Tracheostomy
Day Two: Speaking Valve Use and Dysphagia Management in Adult Patients During Mechanical Ventilation

This two-day course has been developed for the experienced practitioner and those who are new to caring for patients with tracheostomy, including both the adult and pediatric populations.

Day One will focus on foundational knowledge related to the physiologic changes that may occur following the placement of a tracheostomy tube in pediatrics and adults. This session also will present: the basics of trach tube selection; the benefits of using of a bias-closed, no-leak speaking Valve for voicing, feeding and swallowing, secretion management, and decannulation; and treatment and troubleshooting considerations.

Day Two will emphasize advanced practices with the adult population and how utilizing a no-leak speaking Valve early in the hospital course of stay and during mechanical ventilation can impact weaning time, rehabilitation, overall outcomes, and quality of life. An overview of how mechanical ventilation affects the respiratory system and common modes of ventilation will be explained. In addition, attendees will learn modifications for dysphagia assessment and intervention techniques when working with patients following a tracheostomy, with and without mechanical ventilation. How to develop a team approach to evaluation, placement, and strategies to increase the successful use of a no-leak speaking Valve during mechanical ventilation will also be given. Case studies, patient videos, hands-on sessions and group discussion will be used to enhance learning. Day Two includes one hour on ethical considerations for the healthcare practitioner.

  1. Explain why the timing of the tracheotomy procedure and tracheostomy tube selection play a key role in the successful use of a no-leak speaking Valve.
  2. Describe physiologic changes to the airway secondary to the tracheostomy procedure and use of an inflated cuff.
  3. Describe how the inability to communicate may impact safety, development, and quality of life.
  4. Describe three methods of non-verbal communication.
  5. Demonstrate two methods of cuff inflation and deflation.
  6. Identify several types of tracheostomy tubes and recognize the difference in cuffs, sizing, and materials.
  7. Demonstrate and explain trans-tracheal pressure measurement.
  8. Describe the clinical benefits of a no-leak speaking Valve for patients who require tracheostomy.
  9. Identify assessment, placement, and transitioning steps to facilitate the successful use of the no-leak speaking Valve.
  10. List step-by-step procedures for evaluation of the patient prior to placement and during placement of the no-leak speaking Valve.
  11. List common therapy strategies to increase no-leak Valve wear time.
  12. Discuss strategies to assess behavioral vs. physiologic barriers especially in young children.
  13. Describe modifications to consider with feeding & swallowing following tracheostomy.
  14. Identify each speaking Valve by color and describe the design and benefits of a no-leak Valve.
  15. Demonstrate proper placement and removal of a no-leak speaking Valve, oxygen adapter and Secure-It®.
  16. List steps for proper upper airway assessment to predict successful use of a no-leak speaking Valve during mechanical ventilation, including a review of various ventilator settings and alarm management.
  17. Describe the benefits of early use of a no-leak speaking Valve during mechanical ventilation.
  18. Describe steps to optimize patient safety through safe alarm practice.
  19. Discuss appropriate interventions for various case studies based on pre-assessment criteria and evaluation of patient response and tolerance to in-line Valve application.
  20. Demonstrate several methods of connecting a no-leak Valve in-line during mechanical ventilation.
  21. Discuss strategies for maintaining and monitoring adequate ventilation during cuff deflation and in-line speaking Valve application using ventilator mannequin.
  22. Identify physiological swallowing deficits in case studies.
  23. Discuss appropriate interventions and swallowing strategies to be used, based on deficits and diagnosis, including patients receiving mechanical ventilation.
  24. 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.
  25. Describe the use of a no-leak speaking Valve as a diagnostic tool and as a rehabilitation strategy.
  26. Explain the goals of early intervention by the multidisciplinary team (MDT).
  27. List the benefits of having an MDT.
  28. Define ethics and identify ethical situations in healthcare.
  29. Explain ethical considerations related to communication and the rights of patients in a medical setting.
  30. Define basic terminology used for ventilator settings, modes of ventilation and alarm settings.
  31. Describe how positive pressure ventilation impacts normal respiratory function, voicing, and swallow.

Speakers

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. Gail 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 United States and internationally at hospitals, as well as 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.

Disclosure:
Financial – Employee of Passy-Muir Inc.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Kristin King, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings since 1995. She earned her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 2008, specializing in cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders with medically complex patients of all ages. She has trained SLPs in FEES and VFSS and developed programs for the management of patients on ventilators and use of the Passy Muir® Valve. She also developed programs for assessment, treatment, and management of patients with TBI. She has published peer-reviewed articles; is a recognized and invited speaker both domestically and internationally on the use of speaking Valves, evaluation and treatment following TBI, and swallowing disorders; and has served as an expert witness. She currently conducts research in these areas and maintains clinical skills through consultative services. She also participates in the development of multimedia education on topics relevant to speech-language pathology, respiratory therapy, and nursing, among other clinical professions. She is the Vice President of Clinical Education and Research for Passy Muir.

Disclosure:
Financial – Employee of Passy-Muir Inc.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Agenda Day One

Agenda Day 1

7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 9:00 Tracheostomy: Procedures, Timing and Tubes
9:00 – 9:15 Break
9:15 – 10:00 Importance of Effective Communication and Impact on Development
10:00 – 11:00 Hands-On Session
11:00 – 12:30 Application of a No-Leak Speaking Valve
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Learn: FAQ
13:30 – 14:30 Dysphagia and Voice: Treatment Options
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:30 Hands-On Session
15:30 – 16:30 Case Studies and Decision Making
16:30 – 16:45 CEUS and adjournment

Agenda Day Two

Agenda Day 2

7:30 – 8:00 Registration
8:00 – 8:45 Basic Concepts of Mechanical Ventilation
8:45 – 9:45 Ventilator Application of a No-Leak Speaking Valve
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Ventilator Case Studies
10:45 – 11:45 Hands-on
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch and Learn
12:45 – 14:00 Advanced Dysphagia: Impacts of Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation
14:00 – 14:30 Early Intervention and Mobility in ICU
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:30 Team Building Strategies and Policies & Procedure Development
15:30 – 16:30 Ethics for the Healthcare Practitioner
16:30 – 16:45 CEUS and adjournment

CEU Information

Continuing education credit offered for RTs, SLPs, and RNs. All others will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

From Infants to Adults: Use of a No-Leak Speaking Valve to Improve Communication & Swallowing for Tracheostomy and Ventilator Patients is offered for up to 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area). Ethics for the Healthcare Practitioner is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Passy-Muir, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education through AARC and the California Board of Nursing. This course is offered for 8 contact hours of continuing education per day, and a total of 16 contact hours for attending both days


Passy-Muir, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP11239). Each seminar is 8 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus exclusively on the no-leak bias-closed speaking and swallowing Valve by
Passy Muir, and will not include information on other similar or related products.

Registration / Cost


Space is limited and registrations will be accepted in the order received.

Regular Registration: $119.00 per day, or $199.00 for both days.

Student Registration: Please contact seminars@passymuir.com 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 January 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to seminars@passymuir.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.

Assistance: All participants in Passy-Muir, Inc. Continuing Education Courses are entitled to an accessible, accommodating, and supportive teaching and learning environment. Please inform us of any specific needs so that we may assist you.

Questions: Please contact Jennifer Ha via seminars@passymuir.com.

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