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Breathing and Eating: Can My Patient Eat After a Trach or Vent? Part 2 (Recorded Webinar)

presented by George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

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Financial: George Barnes receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. He also is a speaker for and the Medical SLP Collective. George also is an employee at Select Medical and Hackensack Meridian Health.

Nonfinancial: George Barnes has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 114 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses.

Most SLP graduate programs do not extensively address tracheostomy tube and mechanical ventilation management, leaving SLPs underprepared for necessary responsibilities in critical illness environments.

This webinar will help to close this gap between graduate school and effective practice through an extensive review of tracheostomy tubes and mechanical ventilation. Every SLP who helps patients with dysphagia and communication challenges after tracheostomy tube and ventilator dependence will benefit from the reviews included in this presentation, including types of mechanical ventilation, airflow changes, occluding the tracheostomy tube hub, and critical decision-making for speaking valve use and PO intake.

We will also discuss effective approaches to managing communication difficulties and dysphagia in this population, using research-based approaches and clinical problem-solving in a relevant case study. Through this presentation, participants will acquire a foundation of information related to theoretical frameworks for effective care delivery along with practical takeaways that can be incorporated immediately into their SLP practice.

Meet Your Instructor

George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

George Barnes is a board-certified specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has developed an expertise in dysphagia management, focusing on diagnostics and clinical decision-making in the medically complex population. George yearns to make education useful, research clinically focused, and quality care accessible. He cofounded a mobile FEES service to expand access to high-quality dysphagia…

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1. Intro to Trachs and Vents

In this chapter, we will review trach and vent foundations and discuss the different approaches to trach/vent management and a variety of terminology.

2. Understanding the Connection Between Trachs, Vents, and Dysphagia

In this chapter, we’ll review the research behind swallowing in patients with trachs and vents and discuss the risks and benefits of eating and drinking.

3. Speaking Valve Use and Troubleshooting

In this chapter, we’ll review the risks and benefits of a speaking valve and troubleshoot when a speaking valve is not tolerated.

4. Case Study

In this chapter, we’ll review the information presented through the lens of a relevant case to improve carryover into clinical practice.

5. Question and Answer Session

In this chapter, we’ll review questions asked during the webinar. This will be followed by a short quiz to test your knowledge.

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