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Management of Communication and Swallowing Impairments Related to Artificial Airways

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Management of Communication and Swallowing Impairments Related to Artificial Airways
Total Run Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes

Endotracheal tubes, tracheostomy tubes, and ventilator dependency can have adverse effects on communication and swallowing. SLPs who take the lead role in remediating these impairments need to have the knowledge and skills to provide appropriate, safe, and evidence-based interventions.

This streaming video course is designed for the SLP who has an interest in post-extubation dysphagia and in communication and swallowing challenges associated with tracheostomy tubes and ventilator dependency. The course will review the literature and present a “how-to” guide for managing these medically complex patients. Medical SLPs will walk away with strategies to best manage their patients who are experiencing complications due to artificial airways.


Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:
  • explain the research findings and risk factors associated with post-extubation dysphagia
  • describe various communication options for patients with tracheostomies or ventilators and explain the physiologic benefits of a closed tracheostomy tube
  • determine appropriate swallowing evaluation and treatment techniques for post-extubation and tracheostomized patients

Carmin Bartow
Carmin Bartow, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handout, references, and appendices, so you can access it from anywhere!

Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"Very informative. Correlation between research and clinical application was very good.”- M. Andrea Lowrie, MS, CCC-SLP

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

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Yvette McCoy, CCC-SLP, talks about what she learned:

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Continuing Education

: 0.3 PDHs: 3.0
: 10/24/2016 to 6/22/2019
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB15315
Client Age: Adults
Format(s): Streaming Video
Language: English
Author: Carmin Bartow, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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