Basic clinical management skills related to pulmonary function and communication after a total laryngectomy are described in this course. Information about medical/surgical treatments, anatomic and physiologic changes, communication options, and pulmonary rehabilitation management is provided.
Course created on September 20, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to list anatomic and physiologic changes to voice, respiration and swallowing following total laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe alaryngeal communication options available post-laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation goals after a laryngectomy and describe how heat and moisture exchangers (HME) aid in achieving those goals.
|5-10 Minutes||Anatomy and physiology post-laryngectomy|
|10-25 Minutes||Communication options after total laryngectomy|
|25-45 Minutes||Pulmonary rehabilitation after total laryngectomy|
|45-55 Minutes||Educational resources|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Samantha Jones served as a clinical specialist in voice and head/neck cancer at Carolinas Healthcare System main campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has over 25 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with the last fifteen 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 voice club, the Greater Charlotte Chatterboxes. Samantha joined Atos Medical in 2017 and is currently a Senior Clinical Educator.
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