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    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…
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    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


    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.


    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  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.

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