Assessment & Treatment Tools for Tracheostomy: An Interactive Workshop

Location: Touro Rehabilitation Center
President’s Room, 2nd Floor
1401 Foucher Street.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00am-4:30pm
Cost: $75 Registration

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 program is designed for the multidisciplinary team and all healthcare professionals who work with adults with tracheostomy. The program reviews the physiologic impact of a tracheostomy and teaches clinical information related to tracheostomy indications, timing, and procedures. Attendees will learn step-by-step methods to evaluate for use of a no-leak speaking valve to restore communication; to improve swallowing, secretion management, and olfaction; and to restore subglottic pressure, among other benefits. Advanced techniques for successful assessment and placement of a no-leak speaking valve inline with mechanical ventilation will be demonstrated, including review of ventilator settings and best practice procedures for use and alarm management. Attendees also will learn the importance of early intervention and therapy techniques utilizing a no-leak speaking valve for dysphagia and speech. The impact on mobility, infection control and weaning will be discussed. Case studies, hands on sessions, videos, and group discussion will be incorporated to complement the lecture and to enhance the learning experience.

This seminar is designed for:

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



0730 – 0800
0800 – 0845
Ventilation and Tracheostomy: Equipment and Procedures
0845 – 0945
Hands-on Session -
Ventilation and Airway
0945 – 1015
Importance of Effective Patient Communication
1015 – 1030
1030 – 1145
Application of the No-leak Speaking Valve
1145 – 1215
Hands-on Session -
No-leak Speaking Valve
1215 – 1315
Lunch and Learn (lunch will be provided)
1315 – 1415
Advanced Ventilator Application of the No-leak Speaking Valve
1415 – 1600
Early Intervention and Rehabilitation for Dysphagia, Speech, and Mobility
1600 – 1630
Case Studies
1630 – 1645
CEUs and Adjourn


This seminar is offered for 0.8 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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