This course will describe the function of skin, as well as types of and reasons for skin breakdown after total laryngectomy surgery. Participants will learn about practical solutions for preventing and treating irritation from peristomal baseplates, in order to facilitate patients’ ability to wear a Heat Moisture Exchanger for pulmonary rehabilitation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the various layers of the skin, their function and importance.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify patients at risk for skin reactions and breakdown.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the different types of skin reactions and the practical strategies to reduce frequency of occurrence.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of skin issues on heat moisture exchanger compliance and quality of life.
|5-15 Minutes||Function of the skin and how it works|
|15-25 Minutes||Risk factors for skin reactions and breakdown|
|25-35 Minutes||The impact that head and neck cancer treatments have on skin|
|35-45 Minutes||Use of peristomal baseplates and their impact on skin and HME compliance|
|45-55 Minutes||Practical solutions to prevent and treat skin conditions caused by peristomal baseplates|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Deanna Cohen-Mardekian, MS, CCC-SLP
Deanna Cohen-Mardekian is a speech-language pathologist from the Baltimore area. Prior to joining Atos, she was a clinical specialist in voice and swallowing at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She has extensive experience working with the laryngectomee population including management of tracheoesophageal prostheses, electrolarynx training, and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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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