Carmin Bartow, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech pathologist specializing in treatment of tracheostomized and ventilator dependent patients. She currently works at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in adult acute care and the out-patient dysphagia center. She has gained experience in a variety of settings including ICU's, a progressive respiratory care unit, home health, out-patient and an LTAC vent weaning facility. She is also an educational consultant for Passy-Muir, Inc. She has presented numerous seminars and courses on communication and swallowing intervention with the tracheostomized population at local, regional, state and national conferences. She has also authored an ASHA publication entitled "Tracheostomy Tubes in Adults; Management of Communication and Swallowing Impairments".

Financial - Received a speaking fee from Passy-Muir, Inc. for this presentation
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.