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 speaking valves. The course will provide suggestions for patient candidacy and how to implement each option. Determine cuff deflation status for each approach and ways to assess airway patency. The learner will also be provided with techniques and ventilator manipulations to improve voicing. Videos with demonstrations of patients will 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.
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