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  • 14 Modules

    Adult Tracheostomy Care Webinar: Home Edition

    Adult Tracheostomy Care: Home Edition Webinar 20% off!  Now available! AARC CEU- 1.0 contact hours Adult Tracheostomy Care: Home Edition is a 1 hour recorded webinar which provides information about performing tracheostomy care for adult patients in the home environment. Learn about suctioning, inner cannulas (disposable vs non-disposable), tracheostomy tube cleaning (if indicated), stoma care, cuff management, humidification and communication with the interdisciplinary team.  Education is a main role of respiratory therapist in the home environment.  Videos are used to aide in learner comprehension of tracheostomy care.  A sample interdisciplinary communication form will be provided as well as home care guideline samples. Webinar objectives
    • Identify the indications for and complications of a tracheostomy
    • Note the differences and limitations of tracheostomy care at home versus acute care
    • Demonstrate how to perform trach care (inner cannula changes, site care, cuff management, suctioning)
    • Identify the steps for tracheostomy tube changes
    • Discuss patient/family education for humidification, oxygen, nebulizers, and mechanical ventilation with trachs.
    Instructor:  Katrina Cambigue BS, RCP, RRT-ACCS Katrina is a respiratory therapist at Kaiser Santa Rosa Pulmonary Rehab as well and a clinical instructor at Napa Valley Community College.
  • 0 Modules

    Decannulation Webinar: SLP Perspective

    Coming soon!  Buy now at a 20% discount!! Decannulation Webinar: SLP perspective is an advanced course on determinants of decannulation and importance of the SLP’s…
  • 14 Modules

    Evidence-Based Swallowing Evaluation for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Webinar

    Swallowing Evaluation for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Course provides in-depth information about how to perform an initial swallow assessment for this patient population.    Total course time is 1 hour 38 minutes.  The course includes effects of tracheostomy on swallowing, research of cuff deflation and how/when to perform cuff deflation, explanation of common mechanical ventilation settings and mechanical ventilation considerations with swallowing, timing of swallow evaluation, Blue Dye testing information, and speaking valves.  Instrumental swallow assessment comparison of modified barium swallow studies (MBS) and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and the advantages and disadvantages.  Ventilator associated-pneumonia factors is also included.  Covid-19 considerations for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation is also covered.  

    Free access to the Evidenced-Based Swallowing Evaluation Community is also included.  Here, you can ask the instructor any questions in a private forum.  

    Learning Outcomes:

    1.Learner will understand the normal breathing and swallowing relationship

    2.List at least 5 complications of tracheostomy on swallowing

    3. Determine the limitations of the modified evans blue dye test

    4.Understand the difference between Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Modified Barium Swallow Study

    5.Provide 5 ways to prevent Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

    Course presenter: Nicole M. DePalma, MS CCC-SLP

    Nicole is the owner of NDoscopy Dysphagia Specialists, a mobile FEES (flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) company servicing New York and New Jersey.  Her areas of expertise include dysphagia management and critically complex patients including tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation in a variety of settings including acute care, long term acute, subacute, and skilled nursing.  She is also a Clinical Consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc. 

    Course Format: Video Powerpoint with author narration and video samples

    Course Certificate is provided upon completion. 

    Course access: 1 year from registration

    Disclosures: Financial: Paid by Tracheostomy Education

    Non-financial: Passy-Muir Clinical Consultant

    Refunds:

    No partial or full refunds for self-study courses, including on-demand webinars.
    No refunds for participants who enroll without agreeing to terms of use.
    You must complete the course within the time frame indicated at enrollment; course access will automatically expire after that time.

    Accessibility:

    Tracheostomy Education is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email nicole@tracheostomyeducation.com.  We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.

  • 13 Modules

    Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Webinar

    Available Now!  Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for Individuals with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation webinar is a 2 hour, intermediate level recorded course dedicated to the particulars of an endoscopic swallowing assessment for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation. The course provides anatomical information observed with FEES and indications for FEES.  There is in-depth information on secretion status, rating, and management as well as dysphagia characteristics specific to this population. Learning Objectives:
    • State 5 Anatomical areas visualized with FEES​
    • State 5 clinical indications for conducting FEES with patients with tracheostomy ​
    • State 5 dysphagia characteristics specific to those with tracheostomy​
    • State 5 components specific to the FEES exam for individuals with tracheostomy​
    • State 5 potential adverse outcomes related to FEES
      Course presenter: Dr. Eric Blicker, CCC-SLP.D, BRS-S Eric Blicker CCC-SLP.D BCS-S has been a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders since 2008. That same year, Dr. Blicker received his Clinical Doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2000-2001, he was trained at Columbia University in Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing (FEESST) by Dr. Jonathan Aviv, the otolaryngologist who developed FEESST. Eric has started multiple Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) programs in the United States while training speech-language pathologists and physicians in the process. Disclosures: Dr. Eric Blicker received a speaker fee for this presentation from Tracheostomy Education.  He has no non-financial disclosures. Course format: Video Powerpoint with author narration Course certificate is provided upon course completion.
  • 14 Modules

    Laryngectomy Webinar: From Post-Op to Discharge

    Laryngectomy Webinar: Post Op to Discharge Webinar is a one hour recorded webinar which provides information on how to care for patients with laryngectomy immediately…
  • 1 Module

    Mechanical Ventilation Webinar: Beginners Guide

    The Mechanical Ventilation Webinar is an hour, 15min recorded course which will help the learner to understand the role of mechanical ventilation, the settings involved with setting up mechanical ventilation and different modes of mechanical ventilation with graphs and a whiteboard for better understanding. The instructor will explain the relationship between compliance and resistance and provide information on different pressures related to mechanical ventilation regarding lung mechanics (PIP, pleateu pressure, transpulmonary pressures, mean airway pressures). Common ventilator alarms and how to set them and basic weaning from mechanical ventilation will be discussed.  The mechanical ventilation webinar course is intended for clinicians working with patients with mechanical ventilation including respiratory therapists, physician assistants,  nurse practitioners, and nursing staff.  Speech-language pathologists may be interested in grasping ventilator information for a whole person approach.

    Instructor: Terrence Sheffield, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, NPS, AE-C

    Application for continuing education credit has been made to AARC for 1 CRCE.

  • 2 Modules

    Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation

    The purpose of respiratory muscle strength training is to promote strength of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles.  Respiratory muscle strength training has clinical benefits including: improved…
  • 19 Modules

    Tracheostomy Communication Options: Mechanically Ventilated and Non-Ventilated Patients Webinar

    Verbal Communication Options for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Webinar is a 2 hour recorded course that provides the available speech options including cuff deflation, fenestrated tracheostomy tubes, talking tracheostomy tubes (above the cuff ventilation), speech cannulas, and different types of speaking valves.  The course will provide suggestions for patient candidacy and how to implement each option into the care plan.  The learner will determine cuff deflation status for each approach and ways to assess for airway patency.  The learner will also be provided with techniques and ventilator manipulations to improve voicing and patient comfort.  There are videos with demonstrations of patients using communication methods to supplement the course.  There will be case studies to help determine the ideal option.  Free sample protocols are provided as well as a communication quick reference form. Course presenter: Nicole DePalma, MS CCC-SLP Nicole is the owner of NDoscopy Dysphagia Specialists, a mobile FEES (flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) company contracting with skilled nursing, acute care, long term acute and subacute facilities in the New York and New Jersey.  Her areas of expertise include dysphagia management and management of critically complex patients including tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.  She is also a Clinical Consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc. providing education nationwide. Disclosures: Financial: Ms. DePalma received payment for this course through Tracheostomy Education. Nonfinancial: Nicole is a clinical consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc. Course Format: Video Powerpoint with author narration and video samples Course Certificate is provided upon completion.    
  • 15 Modules

    Tracheostomy Tubes Webinar: Comparisons and Choices

    Tracheostomy Tubes Webinar: Comparisons and Choices is a 2 hour recorded course that is all about different types of tracheostomy tubes and how to choose the most appropriate tracheostomy tube for your patient.  Even those working with trach tubes for years will likely learn something new in this detail oriented course on trach tubes.  In this course, the risk of inappropriate tracheostomy tubes based on the size and length will be provided. The course will also provide information on different trach tube materials, size, length, cuff type, cuff vs cuffless, single vs double cannula, fenestrated, subglottic suctioning and custom tubes.  The Tracheostomy Tubes Webinar will provide information on  patient candidacy for the types of tubes.  Course is for physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, speech-language pathologists, and any clinician caring for patients with tracheostomy. Course Format: Video Powerpoint with author narration and video samples Presenter: Mona Lisa Baxter BA, RRT, RRT-ACCS Mona is an Adult Critical Care Respiratory Therapist with extensive background in teaching and presenting respiratory topics, currently contracting with Legacy Mt. Hood Hospital in Graham Oregon. Application for continuing education credit has been made to AARC for 1 CRCE. Course Certificate is provided upon completion.

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