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Trach and Vent Patients: What the SLP Needs To Know About Communication and Swallowing
 

# e173   Trach and Vent Patients: What the SLP Needs To Know About Communication and Swallowing  

by Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP & Lyndsi Yarkosky, BS, RRT

0.4 CEUs

$ 79.00

Available Late Spring 2017

Presented by a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Respiratory Therapist, this online course will examine factors that affect communication and swallowing performance for adult patients with tracheostomy tubes with and without mechanical ventilation. It begins with the basics for clinicians new to this patient population. For the more experienced clinician (explained in terms that all will understand) this course also addresses the current state of the science in management of the tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patient.

The characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of specific tracheostomy tubes and speaking valves will be covered to ensure best practice. Explanation of how "talking" tracheostomy tubes differ from standard tubes and speaking valves is included, as well as a discussion of common speaking valves and how they enable phonation. SLP "must knows" related to patients on mechanical ventilation will be covered, including: explanation of common ventilator settings such as tidal volume, respiratory rate and PEEP; identifying common ventilator alarms; and how to apply an inline speaking valve with the ventilator. Also discussed will be issues related to secretion management and methods to re-establish airflow to the upper airway. Offered for 0.4 SLP CEUs – 4 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

By eCourse conclusion, participants will learn to:

  1. Recognize the different parts of tracheostomy tubes.
  2. Describe the differences between common tracheostomy tubes.
  3. Explain how “talking” tracheostomy tubes differ from standard tubes and speaking valves.
  4. Identify common speaking valves and describe how they enable phonation.
  5. List reasons for requesting specific tracheostomy tubes and/or speaking valves for patients.
  6. Describe the normal breathing process.
  7. Identify indications for mechanical ventilation.
  8. Explain common ventilator settings such as Tidal Volume, Respiratory Rate and PEEP.
  9. Summarize common modes of ventilation.
  10. Identify common ventilator alarms.
  11. Describe how to apply an inline speaking valve with the ventilator.
 A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

 

Roxann Diez Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a leading expert, accomplished researcher, and frequently invited national and international lecturer. Her areas of expertise include swallowing function, esophageal dysphagia, and management of patients with tracheostomy tubes and speaking valves.

Currently, Roxann is Director of Research at The Children's Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this position, she was Director of the Swallowing Disorders Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine. She is now an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.

Roxann has published several scientific papers and clinical book chapters. Her primary area of research examines interactions between breathing and swallowing in neurologic and respiratory disease. Over the past 7 years, Roxann has expanded her clinical work and research to include non-pathologic forms of esophageal dysphagia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Roxann Diez Gross is presenter of online CEU courses by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Roxann Diez Gross is the author of "Quick Pocket Reference for Tracheostomy Tubes and Speaking Valves" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Roxann Diez Gross has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  

 


Lyndsi E. Yarkosky, BS, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist who serves as the Clinical Leader of the Respiratory Care Department at The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh. She also provides multidisciplinary staff education as well as education to families in the areas of ventilator management, tracheostomy care, suctioning and handling emergency situations in the home. She has a wide variety of experience including neonatal intensive care, adult critical care and in-patient pediatric rehabilitation. In addition to her clinical and leadership duties, Lyndsi also serves as an independent consultant for Passy Muir, Inc.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial —  Lyndsi Yarkosky is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Lyndsi Yarkosky provides consulting services for Passy Muir Corporation; receives consulting fees.

Nonfinancial — Lyndsi Yarkosky has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 4 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Roxann Gross

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e19 Dysphagia Practice: A Comprehensive Update and Review of the Assessment Process To Ensure Best Practice and Positive Patient Outcomes
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ikuo Hirano, M.D., Gastroenterologist and Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Jeri Logemann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Donna Lundy, PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and James Naas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and JoAnne Robbins, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
1.5 $149.00
e75 Examining 4 Areas Relating To Dysphagia In The Elderly
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP and James Naas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.6 $99.00
e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e137 Dysphagia Assessment: A Comprehensive Review of Evidence-Based Practice
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
1.0 $139.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

Products

  Title Price  
Quick Pocket Reference for Tracheostomy Tubes and Speaking Valves $69.00
Quick Pocket Guides: Swallowing & Tracheostomy Tubes/Speaking Valves $73.00

 

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