Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Free respiratory muscle strength training protocol is included with the course. The purpose of respiratory muscle strength training is to promote strength of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles.  Respiratory muscle strength training has clinical benefits including: improved dyspnea, peak cough flow, laryngeal function, QOL, vent weaning, speech, voice and swallow performance.  These benefits can translate to patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.

This webinar discusses information about how to perform respiratory muscle strength training on patients with tracheostomy or mechanical ventilation. It will provide helpful tips for decision making in using RMST for patients on mechanical ventilation or weaned to a tracheostomy tube.

The Respiratory Muscle Strength Training for Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation webinar provides techniques of using The Breather device directly connected to the tracheostomy tube. The recording will also provide information for use of The Breather through the mouthpiece by using a speaking valve, finger occlusion or cap.

This is a 60 minute recorded webinar to view at your own pace.  

Audience: Multidisciplinary. Speech-language pathologists, respiratory care practitioners, nurses, students, medical professions.

This course provides information on The Breather with little to no information on other respiratory muscle strength training devices.


Dr. Nina Bausek is a geneticist and chief scientist at PNC Medical.

Dr. Tom Berlin, DHsc, RRT is a Director of Pulmonary and Respiratory Care for AdventHealth Orlando

Nicole DePalma, MS CCC SLP is the owner of NDoscopy Dysphagia Specialists

Elizabeth Page, MA CCC-SLP is a Master Clinician at PNC Medical

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when it may be appropriate to implement respiratory muscle strength training with someone with a tracheostomy or mechanical ventilation
  • Describe the benefits of utilizing RMT with weaning from mechanical ventilation
  • Identify the steps to use RMT for patients on and off mechanical ventilation
  • Understand how an interprofessional approach can improve functional outcomes and the role each plays in RMT with those impacted by tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation

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Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

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