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SLP Course Details

Course # 5482
Post Laryngectomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Course Abstract

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

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

Average Rating

(25 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Minnie on August 21, 2012
Speaker knowledgeable about the course content; able to deliver information to participants per outline.
Review by: Tracy on August 20, 2012
Infographics/charts that helped illustrate main points (e.g. the one with the size of microns), thorough explanations of each brand of HME
Review by: Susan on August 17, 2012
This course presented a specialized body of knowledge that most of us don't encounter. I don't work with post-laryngectomy patients, but if I ever did I would know better how to advise them, especially about starting the HME on the 2nd day post-op.
Review by: Rebecca on August 17, 2012
Information was presented in a manner that was easy to learn!
Review by: Sandra on August 16, 2012
the speaker was clear, easy to follow, kept to the topic, great content.
Review by: Amy on August 16, 2012
Very informative, straight forward, and concise. Well done.
Review by: Jeffrey on August 16, 2012
She was knowledgable and engaging
Review by: Lonna-Marie on August 16, 2012
Possibly one of the best online courses I've taken! speaker was clearly an expert and interested in this area.
Review by: Emiley on August 16, 2012
It was presented clearly and simply.
Review by: Catherine on August 16, 2012
Very clerly explained all information. Informative charts and explanations. I have not studied this area in 10 years and I was very comfortable understanding and following her discussion.
Review by: Anne on August 16, 2012
A good amount of material covered in a short period of time. Great charts, useful video (I am sure to use that in the future), and made a strong case for the use of HME post laryngectomy.
Review by: Farah on August 16, 2012
well organized
Review by: Jan on August 16, 2012
I have not had experience with this population as my work has been in the public schools, however this dynamic speaker presented the subject matter in an understandable and interesting manner even to those who lack experience in this area of speech pathology.
Review by: Rebecca on August 16, 2012
Very eye-opening!

Course Information

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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.  


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.


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