Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar

This seminar is designed to provide clinical information regarding the basics of a tracheostomy, including the physiologic impact of tracheostomy on a patient’s respiratory, speech, and swallowing functions. Clinicians will learn step-by-step strategies to assess for the use of a no-leak speaking valve to restore communication, improve swallow, improve secretion management, and restore subglottic pressure in adults who require tracheostomy. The basics for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve in-line during mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated. Attendees will have an opportunity for advanced learning in one of two breakout sessions: (1) advanced session to review ventilator settings, best practice procedures, and safe alarm practice when using a speaking valve; or (2) advanced session on dysphagia assessment and intervention while treating patients with tracheostomy. Attendees will learn the importance of early intervention and strategies for utilizing a no-leak speaking valve through case studies. Learning is enhanced through hands-on training sessions, patient videos, and group discussion.

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

Additional 2019 Seminars Coming Soon

2019 Seminars are being scheduled now. If you would like to host a seminar in your area, contact Please check back at a later time for additional locations and dates, as the seminars will occur throughout the year and may be in a location near you.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - Boynton Beach, FL

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