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Swallowing Management for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation course provides research based evaluation of patients with tracheostomy for swallowing management.
Swallowing Evaluation for Patients with Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation Course provides in-depth information about how to perform an initial swallow assessment for this patient population. The course includes effects of tracheostomy on swallowing, research of cuff deflation and how/when to perform cuff deflation, explanation of common mechanical ventilation settings and mechanical ventilation considerations with swallowing, timing of swallow evaluation, Blue Dye testing information, and speaking valves. Instrumental swallow assessment comparison of modified barium swallow studies (MBS) and flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and the advantages and disadvantages. Ventilator associated-pneumonia factors is also included. Covid-19 considerations for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation is also covered.
Course presenter: Nicole M. DePalma, MS CCC-SLP
Unknown Member –
The course is packed with a lot of research articles. It helped me to feel more confident in assessing patients with tracheostomy. Thank you!