This course is for the healthcare practitioner with limited background knowledge in head & neck cancer who needs to develop basic clinical management skills for patients post total laryngectomy. Instruction focuses on medical/surgical treatments, alterations to anatomy, communication options, and pulmonary rehabilitation, and emphasizes understanding the functional consequences of larynx removal. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.
Course created on September 19, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to describe anatomical and physiologic changes to the voice, respiratory, and swallowing systems following total laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify types of communication options available to patient following total laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to list goals for pulmonary rehabilitation for total laryngectomees.
|15-25 Minutes||Functional changes after laryngectomy|
|25-35 Minutes||Alaryngeal communication options|
|35-45 Minutes||Pulmonary rehabilitation|
|45-55 Minutes||Basics of care and supply needs|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Bridget Guenther, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Bridget Guenther is a Senior Clinical Educator with Atos Medical. She joined Atos in 2016 and brought with her a wealth of experience from working as a Speech Language Pathologist caring for veterans with head and neck cancer at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (NMAHCS). She has dedicated her career to speech, swallowing and voice rehabilitation with special interest in laryngectomee rehabilitation. She is an invited speaker at conferences/university programs to present on dysphagia, alaryngeal voice, and head and neck cancer.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly by SpeechPathology.com and Atos Medical.
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