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THE INHEALTH EXPERIENCE:

A HYBRID INTRODUCTORY COURSE
WITH OPTIONAL LIVE HANDS-ON TRAINING

Course Description:

This foundational educational program focuses on tracheoesophageal puncture, voice prosthesis management and post laryngectomy rehabilitation for the speech language pathologist. This course is offered in two parts; virtual and hands-on. The virtual, on demand learning is offered for 4 hours of ASHA continuing education credits with the optional follow up hands-on component available regionally.

These offerings will focus exclusively on InHealth Technologies® products.

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2022 Course Dates:

APRIL

April 22-May 5: Lecture content available for on demand viewing
May 6th: LIVE (optional) Hands-on Training: Date and location subject to change

SEPTEMBER

September 2-11: Lecture content available for on demand viewing
September 12: LIVE (optional) Hands-on Training: Date and location subject to change

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Registration:

Registration for the September offerings will open this summer. Please check back for more information.

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Virtual Lecture Program (4 hours)

Introductory Level

0.4 ASHA CEUs

AGENDA:

Total Laryngectomy from the Beginning: Laying a Foundation for Rehabilitation (60 min)

DESCRIPTION: This one-hour pre-recorded lecture will review the anatomical and physiologic changes that occur following the total laryngectomy surgery and the speech-language pathologist (SLP) role in rehabilitation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: The learner will describe 3 anatomical/physiological changes that
occur following total laryngectomy surgery.

PRESENTER: Eliza Peoples, M.S., CCC-SLP

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Peoples is a clinical specialist with InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her position.

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Peoples has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Puncture Candidacy (60 min)

DESCRIPTION: This one-hour pre-recorded lecture will discuss the underpinnings of tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) and the social, emotional, and physiological factors that impact TEP rehabilitation and outcomes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: The learner will describe 2 factors related to TEP candidacy and outcomes.

PRESENTER: Jennifer Starkweather, M.S., CCC-SLP

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Starkweather is a clinical specialist with InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her position.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Starkweather has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Comprehensive Voice Prothesis Fitting and (Re)Placement (60 min)

DESCRIPTION: The evaluation and fitting of a voice prosthesis is a skilled service that requires both manual skills and clinical knowledge/decision-making. This one-hour, pre-recorded lecture will review the foundational components of a comprehensive TEP/voice prosthesis visit.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: The user will describe 3 components of a comprehensive voice prosthesis evaluation.

PRESENTER: Elizabeth Lucarelli, M.S., CCC-SLP

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Lucarelli is a clinical specialist with InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her position.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Lucarelli has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Pulmonary Considerations for the Total Laryngectomee (60 min)

DESCRIPTION: Pulmonary attention following a total laryngectomy focuses on two main components: tracheostoma attachment options and restoration of upper airway function, often best achieved through use of a heat and moisture exchange (HME) system. In this 1-hour pre-recorded lecture, we will discuss when and why you might consider using a laryngectomy tube, laryngectomy button and/ or adhesive baseplate for HME attachment with your patients. We will also discuss the importance of an HME system, the options available, and a brief introduction to the SpeakFree™ HME for hands free speech with a tracheoesophageal voice prosthesis.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: The learner will describe at least 3 benefits of an HME system for pulmonary rehabilitation following total laryngectomy.

PRESENTER: Morgan Greve, M.A., CCC-SLP

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Greve is a clinical specialist with InHealth Technologies and receives a salary for her position.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Ms. Greve has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Hands-on Program

Introductory Level

0.6 ASHA CEUs

Offered in various locations for additional ASHA CEU credit, as space permits.

AGENDA:

This agenda is an example as some variability in faculty and agenda vary.

Taking Lecture to Reality

TEP fitting protocols, meet the product, gel-cap loading and application (1 hour)

Hands-on

Voice Prosthesis and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Training (4.5 hours)

Wrap up

Questions and Follow Up Planning (0.5 hour)

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                                                                                      See each course description for ASHA instruction level and CEU amount.