Course Webinar: Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care Part 2
Course description: Clinical Complexities and Care for the Tracheotomized Patient: Part 2 is designed to dive more deeply into speaking valve utilization, evidence-based research supporting application for swallowing/voice restoration, and troubleshooting difficult placements. In line vent placement and steps towards decannulation will also be reviewed. This companion course will expand base knowledge from Part 1.
Presented by Jerome Quellier MS, CCC-SLP
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Time: 4 pm pacific | 5 pm mountain | 6 pm central | 7 pm eastern
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.
Pre-requisites: Participants are recommended to have completed the Clinical Complexities and Care for the Tracheotomized Patient Part 1 course before Part 2.
Target audience: Physical rehabilitation clinicians who work in settings that accept patients with tracheostomies.
Agenda:0:00 - Overview basic trach anatomy/function, secretion management
0:05 - Selection Criteria/adaptations to speaking valves
0:15 - Review of evidence-based research supporting valve use
0:25 - Case Study: A failure to deflate cuff
0:30 - Trouble-shooting difficult placements
0:40 - In-line vent application
0:50 - Steps toward decannulation
0:55 - Q/A
1:00 - Course ends + quiz
Instructional level: Advanced (Information is geared to practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter based on current theories and standards of practice as well as current literature and research. Focus is on recent advances and trends, and/or research.)
Key learning outcomes:
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to...
- Identify adaptations and alternatives for difficult speaking valve placements.
- List evidence-based literature surrounding valve use for voice/swallowing.
- Demonstrate how to trouble-shoot and solve barriers to successful speaking valve placement.
- Describe the steps towards decannulation for the trach’d adult.
- 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 June 22, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until June 22, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- 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
- 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.