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Basic Cheat Sheet for the use of Passy Muir Speaking Valve with Ventilation

Published by <p>Working with the ventilation population can be initially daunting as a speech-language pathologist (SLP). This material provides a basic review of types of ventilation and ventilator settings that are important to know and understand before initiating Passy Muir speaking valve (PMV) trials. Furthermore, a review of the benefits of PMV use and collaboration with a […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 2)

Published by <p>This course 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. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Clinical Complexities of Tracheostomy Care (Part 1 )

Published by <p>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 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Multidisciplinary Perspective (2020)

Published by <p>Patients with tracheostomy increase the exposure risks for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other frontline healthcare providers because of the direct contact with the mucosal surface, secretions, and aerosols. The reflexes of sneezing and coughing should be assumed grossly intact for awake patients, which increases the frequency of aerosolization during procedures. Many hospital procedures can cause […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Tracheostomy and Reasons for Cuffed versus Cuffless Tubes

Published by <p>This handout provides visual and written education about why a tracheostomy would be needed. Includes information about different trach tubes that can be used.  <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How Speaking Valves Work

Published by <p>This handout is designed for speech-language pathologists working with patients and families with tracheostomies who want to understand how speaking valves work. The handout features basic anatomy of voice, as well as basic eligibility requirements and safety precautions. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Considerations and Contraindications for Tracheostomy Weaning

Published by <p>The decision to begin the tracheostomy weaning process is a complicated decision for the speech pathologist and the medical team. This handout provides a clinical judgement decision tree considerations, contraindications, and a guideline for the stages of the trach weaning process. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>