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  • Respiratory & Swallowing Function: Translating Research into Clinical Practice

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    Course Description

    Tracheostomy tubes, speaking valves and ventilator basics will be provided (major emphasis on adults with inclusion of pediatric information). Clinical management of tracheostomy tubes by speech-language pathologists will be discussed. This course will focus on the current research and clinical application of findings related to benefits and contraindications of tracheostomy styles and sizes; speaking valve and swallowing; subglottic air pressure and swallow function; disordered breathing and effect on swallowing patterns; and anatomic and physiologic relationships between respiratory cycle and esophageal bolus clearance.


    This course is offered for .75 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

    Full attendance is required. Partial Credit is not offered.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.