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Post Laryngectomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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1 Hour  

This course presents post-laryngectomy pulmonary function and the options available for the laryngectomee to regain and maintain an optimal pulmonary environment using Heat Moisture Exchangers. Options for stoma attachment, how to select proper attachments for patients, and techniques for placement/application of the attachment to ensure optional adhesion for HMEs will also be addressed. Troubleshooting difficult patient stomal topographies in regard to various attachment devices will also be covered.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe normal versus post-laryngectomy pulmonary function.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the various types of heat and moisture exchange (HME)systems and their clinical applications.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 factors to consider when determining the appropriate HME for the patient.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify physiologic and quality of life benefits of a Heat and Moisture Exchanger.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify and solve problems and solutions related to fitting a patient with an HME.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Normal pulmonary function versus post-laryngectomy
20-30 Minutes How a Heat and Moisture Exchange(HME)System works
30-40 Minutes Review of the types of HMEs and their clinical applications
40-50 Minutes HME selection criteria
50-55 Minutes Factors to consider when fitting a patient with a HME
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Course Presenter

meaghan kane benjamin

Meaghan Kane-Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Ms. Benjamin, received her B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 1993 from Montclair State University, New Jersey and M.A. in Speech and Hearing Science in 1995 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Benjamin began her career practicing under the mentorship of Mark Singer, M.D. at University of California, San Francisco in the Otolaryngology Department. After 8 years at UCSF as Clinical Manager specialized in Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation, Ms. Benjamin relocated to continue her practice with the Otolaryngology Department at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare in Evanston, Illinois.  Having such an extensive clinical experience with TE voice restoration, she has directed and been invited faculty at numerous national seminars and training programs in the area of laryngectomy rehabilitation. Ms. Benjamin has been employed by Atos Medical Inc for the past 6 years and is a founding member of the Educational Division of Atos Medical Inc.  

Presenter Disclosure: This presenter is employed by Atos Medical, who manufactures/sells several of the products that will be discussed during this presentation. There are no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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