Decannulation Webinar: The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Perspective



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.  How can the Speech-Language Pathologist help to progress a patient to decannulation?  When can we deflate the cuff of the trach tube?  How does secretion management and cough strength impact decannulation and when can these patients be safely decannulated?

The decannulation webinar 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 multi-disciplinary decannulation sample protocol. It is recommended to take Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation prior to this course.

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