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Tracheotomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Tracheotomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Tracheotomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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Launch date: 09 Jul 2016
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Last updated: 29 Apr 2018

Reference: 163639

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Description

Patients with respiratory failure and distress are now surviving with the help of medical advances including tracheostomy tubes and mechanical ventilation. At the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., we accept patients with tracheostomy tubes; in this 185-bed inpatient hospital, the number of patients who require a tracheostomy tube or mechanical ventilation has increased 19% over the last five years. Between July 2007 and June 2008, 188 patients were admitted with tracheostomy tubes, 116 of whom required mechanical ventilation during part or all of their stay. While some acute rehabilitation hospitals do not accept vents, our hospital has a unique program in which we work on trach and vent weaning.
These patients often are medically fragile with a complex variety of diagnoses including respiratory failure, spinal cord injury, cardiac complications, cerebrovascular accident, and neurological disorders. Ages vary but the majority of patients are adults. Speech-language pathologists help these patients regain verbal communication and return to oral intake of food— both quality-of-life issues.
Few SLPs enter the field confident in their knowledge and skills related to working with ventilators and tracheostomy tubes. ASHA has developed position statements and practice guidelines stating that "not all SLPs are equally experienced in the advanced technologies pertinent to these devices during their academic and clinical fellowship years...a significant portion of professional training must be conducted in settings that allow the SLP to gain appropriate background and experience" ( Asha , 1993, p. 18). ASHA's Code of Ethics requires that SLPs "provide all services competently" (Principle of Ethics I, Rule A, ASHA, 2003). Therefore, SLPs working with individuals with trachs and vents must have appropriate training and experience. Based on our experiences with admissions from other rehabilitation facilities, there is variance in clinical practices for the assessment and treatment of patients with tracheostomy tubes and mechanical ventilation.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
● Identify the role of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in tracheology patients
● Identify what is meant by co-evaluation and treatment in tracheology patients
● Identify what is meant by one-way speaking valve assessment
● Identify how quality of life is improved by the actions of SLPs
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours ('s) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 4.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 4.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 4.00 Hours

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