Preparing SLPs for Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care
SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee
August 12, 2017
An introductory, practical course designed for Speech-Language Pathologists with little to no experience with patients using tracheostomy, ventilators and speaking-valves. Anatomy/physiology, assessment, therapy, devices & equipment, & effective collaboration with other professionals were discussed. Hands-on laboratories provided practice with device placement & suctioning procedures.
As a result of this activity, participants will be able to…
– Identify a) anatomy and physiology associated tracheostomy, b) causes and reasons for a tracheostomy, c) parts and types of tracheostomy tubes, d) speaking valves and their function in restoring voicing/verbalization, e) classification of ventilation, how mechanical ventilators work including: modes on a ventilator and setting on a ventilator.
– Define and identify the Speech-Language Pathologist role and responsibility including providing communication and dysphagia assessment/therapy.
– Define and identify the role and responsibility of other vital professionals (i.e., respiratory therapist, nurses, primary care doctor, pulmonologist, otolaryngologist, gastroenterologist, etc.) for effective collaboration.
– Perform tracheostomy tube cuff deflation/cuff inflation, speaking valve placement on a) tracheostomy collar and b) in-line on ventilator allowing voice restoration and swallow function assistance.
– Perform sterile suctioning procedures required to address secretion management.
– Jamie Fisher, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN
– Michelle Skelley, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN
– John R. Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN
– Karen Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN
– Matthew Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC, Nashville, TN
– Lorianne Bedock, AAS, RRT, West Meade Healthcare Center, Nashville, TN
– Tashaundra Bailey, M.S., CCC-SLP, Nashville Community Care & Rehabilitation
– Camela Jordan, MPH, RRT, Alana Healthcare Center
Continuing Education Credit:
This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
Course Completion Requirement:
Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
Select Specialty Hospital, 2000 Hayes Street, Nashville, Tennessee. All courses held on first floor, Charity Hall Education Facility. After registering for a course, a Letter of Confirmation and course agenda will be sent to you.
Hotel accommodations are at the discretion of the participant. Several hotels are located in close vicinity (1 to 3 blocks) of Select Specialty Hospital.
Limited, menu-based lunch provided by SASS
– Dr. Fisher: Financial: Paid course director and presenter. Non-Financial: None
– Ms. Skelley-Ashford: Financial: Financial: Paid course presenter. Co-owner & Education Director of SA Swallowing Services.Non-Financial: None
– Dr. Ashford: Financial: Paid course presenter. Co-owner & Education Director of SA Swallowing Services; consultant-Tennessee Department of Health. Non-financial: None
– Dr. Brown: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None
– Mr. Ward: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None
– Ms. Bedock: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None
– Ms. Bailey: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None
– Ms. Jordan: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None
8:00am to 5:00pm
– Anatomy & Physiology Review
– Tracheostomy & Speaking Valves
– Respiratory Therapist’s Role/Responsibilities: Assessment, Therapy, & Mechanical Ventilators
– SLP’s Role/Responsibilities: Communication/Dysphagia Assessment & Therapy
– NPO Status, Aspiration Pneumonia & Oral Care
– Small Group, Hands-on Training Sessions
– Discussion & Course Administration
Course Cancellation Policy:
100% of course tuition will be refunded if cancellation is received 30 prior to the course date. 50% of tuition will be refunded if cancelation is less than 30 days prior to the course date. Cancellation must be in writing. All refunds returned following course date.