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“It was so sudden. It was devastating. It began with pneumonia.”...
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“Should I remove the Passy Muir® Valve while the patient is in physical therapy?”

If the tracheostomy tube is sized appropriately and the Passy Muir® Valve is well tolerated, the patient should do better with their exercises during physical therapy with the valve on....
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Our Keys to Success section will show you how to create a team for successful use of the Passy Muir® Valve. Plus, learn how to break through common barriers:
• “We can’t deflate the cuff because the patient will aspirate”
• “The tracheostomy tube is too large”
• “We need to wait until the patient is off the ventilator”
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Clinical simulation has gained tremendous momentum over the past decade in medical teaching programs and has been found to be a powerful and cost effective method of reinforcing clinical knowledge, improving team communication and teaching decision making skills...
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Assessment of cognitive function begins very early in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, often as soon as patients begin emerging from a deep coma...
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Does the placement of a tracheostomy tube have an impact on a patient’s physical functioning, for example: trunk control, posture, and movement?

Absolutely! The body is designed to be a closed system...
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As the team of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare developed a plan to improve their weaning and decannulation outcomes and advance their program through IPE, it was suggested by the Clinical Specialists at Passy-Muir, Inc. that clinicians from Gaylord visit Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska...
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At the 2012 Dysphagia Research Society Conference held in Toronto, Canada, Liza Blumenfeld MA, CCC-SLP from Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California presented a scientific paper on the effect of the Passy Muir® Valve use on disordered swallowing. I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Blumenfeld and ask her about what prompted her interest in studying the Passy Muir® Valve...
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