This course is designed for the acute care therapist caring for patients with total laryngectomy. Best practices in assessment and treatment during pre-, peri-, and postoperative periods of the acute care admission, as well as discharge planning, are described. Patient education, communication training, and implementation of a pulmonary program are also discussed.
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Course created on August 22, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to define pre-operative assessment and education goals for the total laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe implementation of a comprehensive post-operative pulmonary and communication program after laryngectomy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the discharge planning, educational and supply needs of a patient following total laryngectomy.
|5-15 Minutes||Pre-operative assessment and education|
|15-25 Minutes||Immediate post-operative pulmonary program|
|25-35 Minutes||Communication training after total laryngectomy|
|35-45 Minutes||Discharge planning and home programming|
|45-55 Minutes||Case Study|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Casey Richardson began her career as a speech-language pathologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2016 where she completed her fellowship training and continued as a senior speech language pathologist and Education Coordinator for the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology since 2019. She has facilitated the audiology and speech-language pathology graduate student and fellowship programs in addition to collaboratively developing MD Anderson education offerings both internally and externally under Dr. Katherine Hutcheson. She specializes in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer with expertise in dysphagia evaluation/intervention and alaryngeal voice and pulmonary rehabilitation following total laryngectomy. She has had the opportunity to participate in clinical research with a focus on dysphagia and post-laryngectomy rehabilitation. Additionally, she has presented at local and national conferences and is a strong advocate for the laryngectomy community. Casey joined Atos in May 2023 as a Clinical Educator.
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