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.
- 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.
|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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