RMST Tracheostomy Webinar

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Respiratory Muscle Strength Training RMST Webinar for Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation

Nicole DePalma is featured in a webinar for respiratory muscle strength training for patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.  The known benefits of respiratory muscle strength training also benefit patients with tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation.  Patient populations can include COPD, ALS, obstructive sleep apnea, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, vocal fold pathologies and Spinal Cord Injury, among other conditions.  RMST strengthens can target the inspiratory or expiratory muscles which can translate to improved speech, swallowing, coughing, and ventilator weaning.  

Benefits include:

  • Helps  in movement of hyolaryngeal complex.
  • Generates improved airflow through vocal folds.
  • Improves respiratory support for safe swallow function
  • Improves protective cough and assists in airway clearance
  • Promotes diaphragmatic breathing
  • Decreases shortness of breath.
  • Improves blood flow to resting and exercising limbs
  • Ventilator weaning

In this webinar, Nicole speaks about personal experience in using respiratory muscle strength training for critically ill patients and patients weaning from mechanical ventilation.  She utilizes RMST with the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve to provide great outcomes for her patients with dysphagia.  The webinar discuses how to place the speaking valve and use RMST simultaneously, use of RMST with the Passy-Muir Valve in-line with mechanical ventilation and use of RMT without a speaking valve for direct connection to the tracheostomy tube. 

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


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