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
- After this course, participants will be able to identify pulmonary changes that occur in the neck breather population.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the anatomical differences between a patient with a tracheostomy, and a patient with a laryngectomy.
- After 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.
|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|
Meaghan received her BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Montclair State University and MA in Speech-Language Pathology from The Ohio State University. Ms. Kane-Benjamin worked at the University of San Francisco’s Department of Otolaryngology for eight years under the mentorship of Mark Singer MD and Carla Gress PhD. She then spent two years in the Otolaryngology Department at Evanston Northwestern. In addition to her extensive clinical experience with TE voice restoration, she has directed and participated in numerous seminars/training programs and has conducted several webinars on H&N Cancer. Ms. Benjamin has been employed by Atos Medical Inc. for the last nine years and is a founding member of their Educational Division.
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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