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Decannulation Webinar: SLP perspective is an advanced course on determinants of decannulation and importance of the SLP’s input for decannulation. This is a 2.5 hours of material in a recorded webinar with free access to a private forum to ask questions. The course will provide information on FEES to view secretion management to help to determine safety of decannulation. There will be video cases to show secretion management and information on patient readiness. Information on cough strength and improving the cough and swallow will be provided to help in the decannulation process. Cuff deflation, speaking valves and capping will also be described. The course will also provide a free multi-disciplinary decannulation sample protocol. This webinar is a guide to help decannulate patients quicker and safer.
It is recommended to take Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation prior to this course.
Course presenter: Nicole 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.