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Duration: CME/CE Points: Author(s):
CME : 1.2

Restoring Speech to Tracheostomy Patients is organized by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held from Dec 01, 2015 - Dec 01, 2019.

Activity Summary:
Tracheostomies may be established as part of an acute or chronic illness, and intensive care nurses can take an active role in helping restore speech in patients with tracheostomies, with focused nursing assessments and interventions. Several different methods are used to restore speech, whether a patient is spontaneously breathing, ventilator dependent, or using intermittent mechanical ventilation. Restoring vocal communication allows patients to fully express themselves and their needs, enhancing patient satisfaction and quality of life.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify the potential effects of the inability to communicate for a patient with a tracheostomy
• Examine methods to restore phonation for patients with a tracheostomy
• Discuss the role of critical care nurses in restoring phonation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1.2 contact hours (50 min contact hour).

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Pulmonary Medicine, Otorhinolaryngology


Activity Fee : USD $10.00

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