Rehab Strategies for Patients with Tracheostomies , Ventilators from Jerome Quellier
When Should You Use a Speaking Valve?
- Patient assessment
- Equipment and placement options
Successful Placement of a Speaking Valve during Acute & Long-term Rehabilitation
- Contraindications for use and safety measures
- Impact of speaking valve upon voicing and communication success
- Problem-solving strategies for difficult placements
Unique Risks & Solutions
- Overcoming aspiration risks
- Impact of swallowing physiology
- Research and case studies
Safe Use of Mechanical Vents with Speaking Valves
- Modes of ventilation the speaking valve can be safely used
- Parameters on vent that impact candidacy for successful use
- Case Study
Hospitals and long-term care settings are commonly caring for patients with acute and chronic tracheostomy/ventilator dependency as medical care becomes increasingly sophisticated.
This short recording is designed to rapidly familiarize clinicians with terminology, evidence based diagnostics, and intervention surrounding communication, dysphagia, and considerations for safe patient mobilization. Take home evidence-based tools and rehab strategies the whole team can utilize to improve rehab outcomes with this unique patient population.