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Course Webinar: Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care Part 1

Course description: Patients with tracheostomies are discharging into the community with increased frequency, challenging medical/rehab staff to provide highly skilled care for a fragile population. This course is designed to create a knowledge base for providers working with clients with tracheostomies and will provide a detailed review of decisions around initial placement of a trach, basics of ventilation, and speaking valves.

Presented by Jerome Quellier MS, CCC-SLP

Originally presented: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Minnesota licensed speech-language pathologist with 25+ years of hospital-based practice. His expertise includes trach/vent dependence, dysphagia, TBI/stroke and oral-pharyngeal cancer rehab. He currently works at a 500+ bed Level 1 trauma hospital in Saint Paul, Minnesota with adults/geriatrics. Mr. Quellier has written curriculum and provided training for hospital staff including nurses/aides and residents on numerous topics. Mr. Quellier is also a highly sought-after national speaker, teaching day courses on tracheotomy/vent dependence and a comprehensive neurology review. He has been on faculty at the UM-Duluth and UW-Eau Claire.

Duration: 1 hour.

Target audience: Physical rehabilitation clinicians who work in settings that accept patients with tracheostomies.


0:00 - Overview head/neck anatomy, decision making regrading placement of a trach, surgical techniques

0:15 - Explore tracheostomy anatomy and functions
0:25 - Review speaking valve function, ideal candidacy, and assessment
0:40 - Outline vent settings for speaking valve use in-line with vent
0:45 - Discuss the advantages a speaking valve has upon voice and swallowing
0:55 - Q/A
1:00 - Course ends + quiz

Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)

Key learning outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...

  • Describe 3 advantages/disadvantages of tracheostomy tube placement.
  • Identify the individual parts of a trach tube and their functions.
  • Describe 3 common vent settings used for in-line speaking valve use.
  • Name 3 advantages to placing a speaking valve for communication and swallowing.
    Webinar information:
    • This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. 
    • High-speed internet connection is required.

    Recorded course information:

    • The recorded course will be made available on May 21, 2021.
    • The course will be available for CEUs until May 20, 2026.
    • You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.

    Instructor disclosures:

    • Financial
      • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
      • Instructor is a PESI Education Independent Contractor – Lecturer, and lectures a full 6-hour course on trach/vent for PESI
      • Instructor is an employee of Regions Hospital
    • Non-financial:
      • Instructor is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
      • Instructor holds Minnesota SLP Licensure.

    Instructional methodology: Lecture

    Course completion requirements:

    • Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
    • Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
    • Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
    • Completion of program evaluation form.

    Access to this course is reserved for Access Pass members.

    Certificates of completion: Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

    Special accommodations: Please email us with any special needs (e.g., people with hearing loss, people with learning disabilities, etc) prior to the event.

    Complaint policy: In the event that an individual is not satisfied with the organization’s continuing education program, we request a formal letter of complaint from the individual that outlines their concerns in writing. For more information, please read our full complaint policy.

    Cancellation policy:

    For Access Pass subscribers: In the event that a course is canceled or rescheduled, no cash refund will be provided to subscribers of the Access Pass. Therapy Insights will work to reschedule the event, or create a new event within the same month. Therapy Insights guarantees access to one live course per month to all subscribers. In the highly unlikely event that this commitment is not met, subscribers will receive a 50% refund for that month’s subscription cost. Subscribers who are on an annual payment plan will receive a pro-rated refund for 50% of the cost of that month.

    All refunds will be provided within 30 days of time of cancellation.

    Refund policy in the event that a participant cancels their registration.
    In the event that a participant/subscriber registers for the live course and then cancels participation, no refund will be provided. The participant will have the opportunity to access the recorded presentation at no additional cost as part of their subscription or registration fee.

    View our full cancellation policy.