Swallow Function: Passy-Muir® Valve Use for Evaluation & Rehabilitation
An association between aspiration and tracheostomy has been documented. Lack of dysphagia management may increase hospital LOS and costs. Use of the Passy-Muir valve as a diagnostic and rehabilitation strategy and the independent research regarding effects of the Passy-Muir valve on swallow and reduction of aspiration are presented. It is recommended that you complete Application of Passy-Muir Swallowing and Speaking Valves prior to registering for this course. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the effects of a tracheostomy on the functions of the upper aerodigestive tract.
- Review the role of cuffs on tracheostomy tubes, and their capacity for airway protection from aspiration.
- Describe the functions and the role of the Passy-Muir “closed-position” speaking valve in evaluation and rehabilitation of swallowing function.
- Discuss patient selection criteria for use of the Passy-Muir valve and application guidelines.
- Present treatment goals and troubleshooting strategies.
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