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.
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.
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
- determine appropriate swallowing evaluation and treatment
techniques for post-extubation and tracheostomized patients
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!
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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