This is Part 2 of a two-part series. An overview of tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilator management, including their effects on airflow, speech and swallowing, is provided in this course. Discussion includes speaking valves, common challenges, and ways to improve outcomes in this complex patient population.
Part 1: Course 10445
Course created on January 31, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the effects of trach/vent on speech, airflow, and swallowing.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the salient features of mechanical ventilator management.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to evaluate and troubleshoot use of a speaking valve.
|5-25 Minutes||Intro to trachs and vents|
|25-40 Minutes||Understanding the connection between trachs, vents, and dysphagia|
|40-55 Minutes||Speaking valve use and troubleshooting|
George Barnes MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has developed an expertise in dysphagia management focusing on diagnostics and clinical decision-making in the medically complex population. George yearns to make education useful, research clinical-focused, and quality care accessible. He co-founded FEESible Swallow Solutions to expand access to high-quality dysphagia services and provide Med SLP coaching to SLPs seeking to be more successful in the field. With a passion for food and a deep appreciation for the joy and connection it gives to our lives, he has dedicated his life to helping others enjoy this simple, but deep-rooted pleasure.
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