Preparing SLPs for Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care Training Course

Presented by: Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialists, PLLC

 
 

Training Course Reviews

"I was lucky enough to take the course Preparing SLPs For Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care provided by Dr. Fisher. I had ZERO hands on experience with someone who had a tracheostomy. I needed some way to get some experience and what’s better than a HANDS ON course?! Dr. Fisher and her team provided a great CEU! This course provided me with the foundation that I was certainly desperate to find and needed. I gained so much by attending this course and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this phenomenal course! This course is definitely for those needing a foundation and I can absolutely see how this course could supplement those SLPs who need some extra knowledge in providing assessment and treatment for those patients in this population. You learn about our role when it comes to swallowing and speaking, NPO, aspiration PNA, Oral Care, collaboration with other disciplines, and how we can best serve those with tracheostomies as well as those who are ventilator dependent. Dr. Fisher and her team provide you with information that you can use on Monday, I know I did."

- Bryan Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP

"Absolutely the best course I have taken for trach and vent education. I have been searching for quite some time for more training with this specific population and am ever so thankful to have found Dr. Fisher’s course! I loved the hands-on training; very informative and beneficial! All of the instructors were knowledgeable, skilled, and were wonderful in teaching and helping me feel more comfortable and educated with trach/vent patients. As a speech pathologist that had little to no training with trachs/vents, and felt so lost when it came to this population, I highly recommend this course! This course has given me the knowledge and confidence to better serve my patients! When I returned to my job I was able to utilize the new information and skills immediately!" 

- Katie Durham, MCD, CCC-SLP


TRAINING COURSE INFORMATION

Course Dates: Your choice of either Saturday December 1, 2018 OR Sunday December 2, 2018

Purpose: An introductory, practical course designed for SLP Participants with little to no experience with patients using tracheostomy, ventilators and speaking-valves. Anatomy/physiology, assessment, therapy, devices & equipment, & effective collaboration with other professionals were discussed. Hands-on laboratories provided practice with device placement & suctioning procedures.

SLP Participants: CCC-SLP, CF-SLP, & SLP Students 

Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants will be able to…

– Identify a) anatomy and physiology associated tracheostomy, b) causes and reasons for a tracheostomy, c) parts and types of tracheostomy tubes, d) multiple types of speaking valves and their function in restoring voicing/verbalization, e) classification of ventilation, how mechanical ventilators work including: modes on a ventilator and setting on a ventilator.

– Define and identify the Speech-Language Pathologist role and responsibility including providing communication and dysphagia assessment/therapy.

– Define and identify the role and responsibility of other vital professionals (i.e., respiratory therapist, nurses, primary care doctor, pulmonologist, otolaryngologist, gastroenterologist, etc.) for effective collaboration.

– Perform tracheostomy tube cuff deflation/cuff inflation, placement of multiple types of speaking valves on a) tracheostomy collar and b) in-line on ventilator allowing voice restoration and swallow function assistance.

– Perform sterile suctioning procedures required to address secretion management.

Course Agenda:

8:00am to 5:00pm

  • Anatomy & Physiology Review

  • Tracheostomy-Tubes & Speaking Valves

  • Respiratory Therapist’s Role/Responsibilities: Assessment, Therapy, & Mechanical Ventilators

  • SLP’s Role/Responsibilities: Communication/Dysphagia Assessment & Therapy

  • NPO Status, Aspiration Pneumonia & Oral Care

  • Small Group, Hands-on Training Sessions with Clinical Simulations

  • Discussion & Course Administration

Faculty:

  • Jamie D. Fisher, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: Tracheostomy & Ventilator Patient Care Training Course Director, SLP at Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialist, university professor, endoscopist, 10+ years clinical experience.

  • John Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: Co-owner & Education Director at SA Swallowing Services (SASS), previous university professor, endoscopist, 40+ years clinical experience.

  • Karen Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: SLP at SASS, previous university professor, endoscopist, 20+ years clinical experience.

  • Jyoti Arelli, BSH, RRT: Respiratory Therapist at National Healthcare Corporation, 20+ years of clinical experience.

  • Kimberly Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP: SLP at West Meade Place Healthcare Center, 10+ years of clinical experience.

  • Solomon Titus, BA, RRT: Respiratory Therapist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospital, 5+ years of clinical experience.

  • Tashaundra Bailey, MS, CCC-SLP: SLP at Nashville Rehabilitation Center, 10+ years of clinical experience.

Disclosures:

  • Dr. Fisher: Financial: Paid course director and presenter. Owner, SLP, and Training Course Director of Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialist, PLLC. Non-Financial: None

  • Dr. Ashford: Financial: Paid course presenter. Co-owner & Education Director of SA Swallowing Services; consultant-Tennessee Department of Health. Non-financial: None

  • Dr. Brown: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None

  • Ms. Thompson: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None

  • Ms. Arelli: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None

  • Mr. Titus: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None

  • Ms. Bailey: Financial: Paid course presenter. Non-Financial: None

Course Credits:

  • Continuing Education Credit: This course is offered for .8 ASHA CEU’s (Beginner-Intermediate Level; Professional Area). CEUs provided by SA Swallowing Services, PLLC (www.sasspllc.com).

  • Clinical Practicum Credit: SLP Students can receive ASHA Clinical Practicum "Clock Hours" from Clinical Simulations completed in this course. Please contact us for more information. Also, SLP students can apply for a Student Scholarship Contest to assist with registration for the Sunday, December 1, 2018 Training Course—> Click here for Scholarship Information.

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Course Completion Requirement: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

Course Location: Select Specialty Hospital, 2004 Hayes Street, Nashville, Tennessee. All courses held on first floor, Charity Hall Education Facility. 

Hotel Accommodations: Hotel accommodations are at the discretion of the participant. Several hotels are located in close vicinity (1 to 3 blocks) of Select Specialty Hospital.

Lunch: Menu-based lunch provided by Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialists, PLLC

Registration: $247.50 ($240.00 Training Course Fee inclusive of training, training manual, training/practice supplies and materials, certificate, lunch/snacks + $7.50 Online Payment Processing Fee).  Space limited to 30 participants per course to accommodate small group/individual training.

Training Course Cancellation Policy:  No refunds of Online Payment Processing Fee. 100% of Training Course Fee will be refunded if cancellation is received prior to November 1, 2018. 50% of Training Course Fee will be refunded if cancellation is received November 1-14, 2018. No refunds if cancelled on November 15, 2018 and thereafter. Cancellation must be in writing. All refunds returned following course date.

For More Information: Contact Dr. Jamie D. Fisher, Training Course Director at 615-375-6695 or jdfisher@nashvillespeechandswallowing.com.