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Caring for Patients with Tracheostomy and Ventilator Dependency
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5 hr 59 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
Vyne Education
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  1. Review the components to various tracheostomy tubes available and their functions
  2. Discuss the decision making process for placement of a tracheostomy tube and the advantages/disadvantages to short- and long-term placement
  3. Review basic daily nursing cares necessary for maintaining a tracheostomy
  4. Explain the assessment, safety precautions, and utilization of speaking valves
  5. Discuss assessment and treatment of swallowing and the application of a speaking valve to minimize aspiration risks and maximize oral communication including bedside screening vs. formal assessment
  6. Develop a plan of care and establish professional responsibilities across a multidisciplinary team to manage safe swallowing and maintain verbal communication
Anatomy and Physiology of Tracheostomy
  • Definition of terminology used
  • Surgical vs. Percutaneous Tracheostomy


Clinical Features of a tracheostomy tube


Intubation and Tracheostomy—Benefits and Risks

  • Endotracheal tube advantages/disadvantages
  • Tracheostomy tube advantages/disadvantages


Sizing tracheostomy tubes


Manufacturers of Tracheostomy tubes


Special Considerations of managing a tracheostomy tube

  • Cuff pressures
  • Essential daily cares
    • Necessary supplies
    • Cannula cleaning/exchanging
    • Maintaining stoma and skin integrity
  • Minimal Leak technique vs. minimal occlusive volume


Speaking Valves

  • Anatomy & physiology of common speaking tubes
  • Population and timing
  • Warning/Precautions
  • Assessment and placement guidelines
  • Trouble shooting during valve assessment/use
  • Ventilator modifications for safety and success
  • Inline speaking valves
    • Decision making for the respiratory therapists
    • Tidal volumes
    • Peak inspiratory pressures
    • Minimal vent parameters to facilitate successful application


Fenestrated tracheostomy tubes


Dysphagia and the tracheotomized patient

  • Post extubation consideration
  • Effect of tracheostomy on swallowing
  • Effect of cervical bracing on tracheotomized patient
  • Assessment of swallowing
    • Blue Dye vs. Fees vs. MBSS
  • Impact of speaking valve upon swallowing


Multidisciplinary care of a patient with tracheostomy

  • Role of SLP, nurse, and respiratory therapist
  • Review a sample of policy/procedure


Case Study 



JEROME QUELLIER, MS, CCC-SLP is a clinical specialist in traumatic brain injury and communication disorders at a 450+ bed Level 1 Trauma hospital in Saint Paul, MN with almost 25 years of acute, residential, and outpatient rehabilitation experience. During his tenure at the hospital he has focused on neuro based diagnostics and intervention for dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, head and neck cancer management, patient advocacy, and curriculum development. Mr. Quellier has made a career-long study of the intricacies of neurology, completed advanced training in brain dissection at Marquette University, actively engages in staff development training, and recently joined a surgery team in preserving language function during tumor resections. In addition to his clinical practice, he has previously held a faculty position at the University of Minnesota Duluth teaching graduate level coursework, and taught undergraduate workshops as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Mr. Quellier is excited to bring this topic to the forefront after working with the interdisciplinary team’s challenges in understanding the “what and why” of traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and tumor resections as they apply to behavioral changes. He graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree and graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Financial- Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education, LLC.
Nonfinancial-No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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