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Talking through Tracheostomies- Advanced Focus on SLP Understanding, Knowledge and Practice with Tracheostomies – Recording

Presented by:  Rachael Silveira M.A CCC-SLP

Course available from July 1, 2024 – July 1, 2029.

NOTE:  The Request for ASHA CEUs form is now located on the Quiz page, you can fill it out when you take the quiz.

After this course, you will be able to…

  1. Identify different tracheostomies across the spectrum of populations (ie transplants vs trauma) to compare and contrast indications/treatment plan.
  2. Describe different mechanical ventilation modes, types and settings as well as determine patient’s candidacy for speaking valve use on a ventilator.
  3. Summarize literature related to dysphagia and communication deficits associated with tracheostomies in different populations.

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Course Agenda

0-5 minutes: Introduction
5-15 minutes : Tracheostomy Refresher- (Purpose, Indications, Parts/Types/Styles, Care/cleaning)
15-30 minutes : Tracheostomies Population Specific- (Compare and contrast trauma vs transplant)
30-45 minutes: Research (Dysphagia and communication)
45-60 minutes : Speaking Valve Use (Basics, thinking it through, literature)
60-85 minutes : Vent, Vents and More Vents (Specific modes and parameters)
85-95 minutes : Walk through a Passy Muir Valve (PMV) report!
95-120 minutes : Closing and QA

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Rachael Silveira is an ASHA licensed/credentialed Speech- Language Pathologist currently working at a Level 1 Trauma/Transplant Hospital in Miami specializing in dysphagia and communication disorders, with diverse training in dysphagia management associated with respiratory compromised/artificial airways and medically complex neurogenic populations.

Rachael strives to be a lifelong student by earning yearly ACE (awards of continuing education) recognition and continually supporting the SLP community by providing clinical mentorship as well as providing support for Medical SLP platforms to promote continued growth for SLPs. Rachael has made patient advocacy and improving overall patient quality of life a personal mission and goal. She has spearheaded a robust multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Teams in multiple facilities with a mission of providing exceptional care to the population by utilizing standardized protocols to streamline care. In addition, Rachael has curated multiple avenues for education for SLPs including a “Badge Buddy Series” and an open collaborative called TRACHtalks, for promoting tracheostomy evidence-based research in an accessible manner.

As our field is growing rapidly Rachael focuses on continued efforts to improve medical SLP education with ongoing participation in national and international conference lectures, active research, and guest lectures to multiple universities and hospitals.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

TrachTalks monthly lectures
SLP Badge Buddy Company
Medical SLP Collective- Honoraria

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

I am on the Board of Global Tracheostomy Collaborative which promotes tracheostomy education (professional bias)

Currently in the progress of publishing a manuscript on Tracheostomy research for ASHA perspectives (not the same content as this presentation).

Additional FAQs

Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?  

Click here to view our policy:  https://medslpcollective.com/cancellation-of-courses-and-events/

What can I do if I have a complaint?  

Please contact us at info@medslpcollective.com

Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com