Managing Swallowing and Communication Function in Trach/Vent Dependent Patients
This course offers a comprehensive, systematic approach to management of communication and swallowing function in medically fragile patients, particularly those who are tracheostomized and/or ventilator dependent. This interactive course will give you the skills to make decisions with regard to safe and efficient nutrition, management of swallowing disorders, and functional communication systems. Treatment implications for each medical method for altered respiration trach/vent dependency, and laryngectomy will be discussed in detail. Participants will gain confidence working with this complex population.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
What others are saying:
Excellent; great audiovisuals, broke down info in very practical method. Great demonstration tools!
A must have for any SLP working with tracheostomized patients- at any stage of their rehabilitation!
Julie is an excellent speaker. She presented the information clearly and encouraged audience participation/interjection throughout the conference.
This course confirmed my current practices as well as sparked my interest in investigating new research and interventions. Julie is an excellent speaker!