Assessment & Treatment Tools for Pediatric Tracheostomy: An Interactive Workshop

Location: Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Houssel's Forum, Ground Floor
2801 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, CA 90806

Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017 8:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $75 Early Registration by 7/15/17
$100 Registration after 7/15/17

CEUs Provided

CEUs will be offered in the United States for Respiratory Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Nurses. All others will receive a certificate of attendance.


Register for the Long Beach, CA Pediatric seminar

This program is designed for the multidisciplinary team and will provide clinical information regarding tracheostomy indications, timing and procedures, for children from birth to 18 years of age. The physiologic impact of tracheostomy will be reviewed. Attendees will learn the importance of early intervention, potential impact on development, and assessment techniques utilizing a no-leak speaking valve. Advanced techniques for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve on mechanically ventilated patients will be discussed and demonstrated. Clinicians also will learn how to implement a no-leak speaking valve in therapy to restore communication; restore subglottic pressure; improve feeding and swallowing; and improve secretion management, among other benefits, and in infants and children who require tracheostomy. Pediatric case studies, hands on sessions, and group discussion will be incorporated to complement the lecture and to enhance the learning experience for all attendees.

This seminar is designed for:

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians



0730 – 0800
0800 – 0845
Ventilation and Tracheostomy: Equipment and Procedures
0845 – 0930
Anatomy and Physiology Review: Infant, Toddler, Young Child
0930 – 1015
Hands-on Session - Ventilation and Airways
1015 – 1030
1030 – 1100
Communication and Voicing: Impact on Development
1100 – 1200
Application of the No-leak Speaking Valve
1200 – 1300
Lunch and Learn (lunch will be provided)
1300 – 1345
Pediatric Ventilator Application of the No-leak Speaking Valve
1345 – 1445
Pediatric Therapy Strategies: Feeding, Swallowing, Speech, and Mobility
1445 – 1515
Hands-on Session with No-leak Speaking Valves
1515 – 1530
1530 – 1630
Case Studies
1630 – 1645
CEUs and Adjourn


This seminar is offered for 0.8 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Application for continuing education credit has been made to AARC for 8 CEUs.

Passy-Muir, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP11239). Each webinar seminar is 8 contact hours.

Passy-Muir, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy and Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve. This presentation will focus primarily on the bias-closed position Passy-Muir Valve and will include little to no information on other speaking valves.


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