Trachs: Passy-Muir Valve in the NICU to Optimize Swallowing and Feeding
This webinar will highlight the key components of Passy-Muir Valve use in the Neonatal Intensive Unit (NICU) for swallowing and feeding. Limited information is available in the literature about application of the valve in this setting. The presenters will describe their journey, share their key clinical leanings and the positive response in their NICU. The fragile nature of these patients, combined with limited knowledge on the part of medical/nursing staff regarding the benefits of the Passy-Muir Valve, require a thoughtful and team-oriented approach. The clinical benefits for using the valve for swallowing and feeding will be reviewed. Functional changes during instrumental assessments with the valve will be highlighted.