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Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Neck Breather: Epidemiology Behind the Mucus

Course: #8948Level: Intermediate1 Hour 467 Reviews

This course will discuss anatomical changes that affect the respiratory system after total laryngectomy. An overview of pulmonary sequelae that result from changes in tracheal climate and conditioning, as well as solutions to improve pulmonary health, will be provided. It will also review available heat moisture exchange (HME) devices and the supporting clinical evidence. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.

Course created on August 22, 2019

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify pulmonary changes that occur in the neck breather population.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the anatomical differences between a patient with a tracheostomy, and a patient with a laryngectomy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the correct use and application of a heat moisture exchanger to improve the pulmonary climate in neck breathers.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Anatomic and Physiologic Changes after Tracheotomy and Total Laryngectomy
10-20 Minutes Normal pulmonary function versus post-laryngectomy pulmonary function
20-25 Minutes Impact of anatomic changes on mucus production and pulmonary function
25-30 Minutes Ways to Improve overall pulmonary health in this patient population
30-35 Minutes How a Heat and Moisture Exchange (HME) system works
35-40 Minutes Review of the various HMEs available for this patient population and their clinical applications
40-55 Minutes Review of literature surrounding best practices and patient outcomes regarding HME use in clinical practice
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


467 Reviews

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Meaghan Kane-Benjamin is employed by Atos Medical, SpeechPathology.com's partner for this event. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.