Various intraluminal and peristomal attachment options for Heat Moisture Exchange (HME) systems and/or hands-free devices are described in this course. Selection of the appropriate attachment and techniques for optimal placement/application of the attachment to achieve a good seal are addressed. Troubleshooting strategies for difficult stomal topography are also discussed.
Course created on November 29, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 factors influencing appropriate selection of intraluminal and peristomal devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify solutions to common problems related to achieving an adequate seal.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the procedure for applying and removing adhesive baseplates and intraluminal attachments.
|5-15 Minutes||Purpose of attachment devices in support of using an HME|
|15-25 Minutes||Types and characteristics of different peristomal attachments and intraluminal devices|
|25-35 Minutes||Importance of skin care and preparing the skin for adhesives|
|35-45 Minutes||Attachment of adhesives for deep set stomas; 2-day adhesives with extra glue; Removal of adhesive base plates|
|45-55 Minutes||Troubleshooting difficult stomal topography|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Meaghan received her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Montclair State University, NJ and MA in Speech and Hearing Science in 1995 from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. She began her career practicing under the mentorship of Mark Singer, MD, and Carla Gress, PhD at University of California, San Francisco where she worked as both a therapist and clinical manager specializing in head and neck cancer rehabilitation. Meaghan then relocated to Chicago Illinois where she oversaw the head and neck program at Northshore University Health systems prior to joining Atos Medical inc. As part of her tenure at Atos Medical, Meaghan co-founded the clinical education division and has had the opportunity to engage with hundreds of health systems, head and neck providers as well as over 13000 patients to further support and develop healthcare practices that enhance patient outcomes. She spearheaded the creation of the Laryngectomy Pulmonary Kit & Program which has been adopted in over 350 facilities across the US as the gold standard for care. She has also partnered with healthcare facilities including MDACC & University of Chicago to develop & deliver advanced, multi-disciplinary continuing education programs focused on H & N cancer treatment. Having extensive clinical experience with TE voice restoration & pulmonary rehabilitation, she has directed and been invited faculty at numerous international and national seminars and training programs for laryngectomy rehabilitation. Meaghan has been employed by Atos Medical since 2006 and is currently a Senior Clinical Educator.
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