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Post Laryngectomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Course: #5482Level: Introductory 1 Hour 25 Reviews

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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Learning Outcomes

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


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


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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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