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Let's Talk Trachs
Track: Medical Speech Pathology
This 101 course will provide an introduction to tracheostomy. Aerodigestive tract anatomy and physiology will be reviewed. The effects of tracheostomy and speaking valves on normal airway anatomy and physiology will be discussed, as well as their implications for speech and swallowing function. Participants will be familiarized with tracheostomy tube types, supplies, and speaking valves.