Case Studies: Dysphagia

Dysphagia Management in Individuals With Tracheostomies

Dysphagia is common in people with tracheostomies, and SLPs who work with this population must use all the available evidence to effectively manage these patients’ conditions to maximize their health outcomes and quality of life.

In this session, Donna Tippett will review what you need to know to effectively manage dysphagia in individuals with tracheostomies. She will review risk factors for dysphagia in this client population and discuss clinical correlates of swallowing outcomes. The session will compare evaluation methods and highlight the role of cuff deflation and speaking valves as well as the importance of patient and caregiver education. Participants will walk away with tools to apply immediately with your tracheostomized patients.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors associated with dysphagia in individuals with tracheostomies and clinical correlates of swallowing outcomes
  • Discuss the advantages and limitations of various assessment methods
  • Explain the impact of cuff deflation and speaking valves, and patient/caregiver education, on swallowing

Continuing Education

ASHA CEUs: 0.05 PDHs: 0.5
Dates: 11/1/2015 to 11/30/2015
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB15251F
Client Age: All
Format(s): Streaming Video
Language: English
Author: Donna C. Tippett, MPH, MA, CCC-SLP
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Presenter Information

Donna C. Tippett, MPH, MA, CCC-SLP
Donna C. Tippett, MPH, MA, CCC-SLP

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