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
- After 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.
- After 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.
- After 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|
Julie Bishop-Leone, MA, CCC-SLP
Julie Bishop-Leone’s career as a Speech Language Pathologist spans 23 years first at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor then as Clinical Manager of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Specializing in alaryngeal voice restoration and swallowing she has participated in numerous clinical trials and co-authored several peer-reviewed papers focused on the head and neck oncology patient. In addition to her extensive clinical experience with tracheoesophageal voice restoration, she has directed and been an invited faculty member at national seminars and training programs in the area of laryngectomy rehabilitation. Ms. Bishop-Leone has been employed by Atos Medical Inc for the last ten years, is a founding member of the Educational Division of Atos Medical Inc and is currently the Director of Clinical Education for Atos Medical, Inc.
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