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.
Agenda: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.
- 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.
- 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.