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Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration: Problems & Solutions

Course: #7896Level: Advanced1 Hour 548 Reviews

This course is designed to give attendees theoretical and practical solutions for solving some of the most common problems associated with tracheoesophageal (TE) voice restoration. Specific case examples of problems to be addressed are leakage through and around the voice prosthesis, early device life failure of a TE voice prosthesis, immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia, difficulty with stomal occlusion, and hypotonicity and hypertonicity of the pharyngoesophageal segment.

Course created on January 10, 2017

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Course Type: Video

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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the various etiologies for leakage through and around a tracheoesophageal (TE) voice prosthesis and describe the various practical means for solving these problems.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how gastroesophageal reflux affects the health of the TE puncture and the life of the TE voice prosthesis.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the assessment protocol for assessing a patient with immediate and delayed post-fitting aphonia.


0-5 Minutes Introduction to Troubleshooting & Evidence Based Research
5-20 Minutes How to Solve Patient Related Problems
20-40 Minutes How to Solve Prosthesis Related Problems
40-50 Minutes Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Assessment Protocol
50-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Julie Bishop-Leone is director of education at ATOS Medical, Inc. and receives remuneration for the sale of ATOS products in her district. She is co-author of papers and speaks at seminars on this topic. Nonfinancial: No nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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 (Advanced 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.