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Mechanical Ventilation and the SLP: What Should You Know?

Course: #6833 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 55 Reviews

Treating mechanically ventilated patients can be intimidating and stressful. This course is designed to provide SLPs with the building blocks they need to better understand mechanical ventilation, have more informed discussions with other team members, and provide optimal care to these medically complex patients.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define the following: tidal volume, peak inspiratory pressure, mandatory respiratory rate, spontaneous respiratory rate, FiO2, pressure support, PEEP.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to name 3 possible methods by which ventilator dependent individuals can verbally communicate.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain how to use manometry and/or the minimal leak technique for cuff inflation.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss two benefits of/applications for above-the-cuff suction with ventilator dependent patients.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to state 1 pro and 1 con of vent dependent individuals eating with the cuff deflated.


0-5 Minutes Intro, overview and disclosures
5-20 Minutes Mechanical ventilation: goals, glossary of terms, modes and settings
20-25 Minutes Patient management: secretion management and cuff pressures
25-40 Minutes Verbal communication options
40-50 Minutes Evaluation and special considerations
50-55 Minutes Treatment techniques
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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