Decannulation and FEES

decannulation webinar

Decannulation and FEES Webinar is an advanced webinar which provides in-depth information about Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) to aide in the decannulation process.  The instructor of the webinar is Nicole DePalma, MS CCC-SLP.  Nicole has worked with critically ill patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation for over 12 years.  She worked daily with this population at a long term acute care hospital, proving dysphagia management including instrumental swallowing assessments,  protocol development and implementing a tracheostomy team.  Nicole was also the Director of Clinical Education at Passy-Muir, Inc. and continues to work as a Clinical Consultant for Passy-Muir. 

Flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a great tool to use for help with the decannulation process.  Speech-language pathologist can play a crucial role in helping to determine if a patient will be safe for decannulation.  Some of the determinants of decannulation include secretion management, swallowing status and cough strength, which all fall under the realm of speech-language pathology.  

Check out the webinar for more information at Tracheostomy Education.  

Improving quality of life for patients with dysphagia one scope at a time.


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