This course identifies the basic functions of an artificial larynx as well as strategies to optimize use across both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, it discusses techniques to assess and train patients to use the artificial larynx and apply simple troubleshooting techniques.
Course created on April 13, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; RESNA/0.1 Introductory; SAC/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe an artificial larynx and how it functions.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify assessment and training techniques for total laryngectomy patients at various levels of care.
- After this course, participants will be able to list ways to troubleshoot basic problems to optimize artificial larynx function.
|5-10 Minutes||Artificial larynx basics|
|10-20 Minutes||How to use an artificial larynx|
|20-30 Minutes||Assessment and training|
|30-40 Minutes||The role of volume and pitch in artificial larynx use|
|40-45 Minutes||Care and troubleshooting basics|
|45-55 Minutes||How to obtain an artificial larynx for your patient|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Samantha Jones began her career as a clinical specialist in voice and head/neck cancer at Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has over 25 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with the last 15 focused on treatment of the head and neck oncology and laryngectomee populations. Samantha worked as a program lead within Levine Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer and Survivorship Departments and assisted in program development and clinical education throughout the healthcare system. During her tenure there, she hosted city-wide laryngectomee seminars and founded the only voice club in Charlotte, the Greater Charlotte Chatterboxes. Samantha joined Atos Medical in 2017 as a Clinical Educator.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.1 ASHA CEUs
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
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