Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar - Dallas, TX

Location: Parkland Hospital
5200 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:00am-4:45pm
Cost: $75 Registration
Late Registration $100 after August 25, 2018

CEUs Provided

CEUs will be offered in the United States for Respiratory Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Nurses. All others will receive a certificate of attendance.

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This seminar is designed to provide clinical information regarding the basics of a tracheostomy, including the physiologic impact of tracheostomy on a patient’s respiratory, speech, and swallowing functions. Clinicians will learn step-by-step strategies to assess for the use of a no-leak speaking valve to restore communication, improve swallow, improve secretion management, and restore subglottic pressure in adults who require tracheostomy. The basics for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve in-line during mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated. Attendees will have an opportunity for advanced learning in one of two breakout sessions: (1) advanced session to review ventilator settings, best practice procedures, and safe alarm practice when using a speaking valve; or (2) advanced session on dysphagia assessment and intervention while treating patients with tracheostomy. Attendees will learn the importance of early intervention and strategies for utilizing a no-leak speaking valve through case studies. Learning is enhanced through hands-on training sessions, patient videos, and group discussion.

This seminar is designed for:

  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians



8:00 - 8:45
Trach 101
8:45 - 9:30
Hands-On Learning
9:30 - 10:00
Importance of Effective Communication
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
Application of the No-Leak Speaking Valve
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 1:00
Lunch and Learn - FAQs, Troubleshooting, Overcoming Barriers
1:00 - 1:45
Basics of Ventilator Application of the No-leak Speaking Valve
1:45 - 2:30
A. Advanced Ventilator Application of the No-Leak Speaking Valve
1:45 - 2:30
B. Advanced Dysphagia, Assessment and Intervention
2:30 - 3:30
Hands-On Learning
3:30 - 4:30
Early Intervention, Rehab and Case Studies
4:30 - 4:45
CEU Information & Adjourn


This seminar is offered for up to 0.8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Application for continuing education credit has been made to AARC for 8 CEUs.

Passy-Muir, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP11239). Each webinar seminar is 8 contact hours.

Passy-Muir, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy and Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve. This presentation will focus primarily on the bias-closed position Passy-Muir Valve and will include little to no information on other speaking valves.


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