Jerome Quellier – Rehab Strategies for Patients with Tracheostomies & Ventilators
- Jerome Quellier
- 1 Hour 50 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Jul 27, 2018
Hospitals and long-term care settings are commonly caring for patients with acute and chronic tracheostomy/ventilator dependency as medical care becomes increasingly sophisticated.
This short recording is designed to rapidly familiarize clinicians with terminology, evidence based diagnostics, and intervention surrounding communication, dysphagia, and considerations for safe patient mobilization. Take home evidence-based tools and rehab strategies the whole team can utilize to improve rehab outcomes with this unique patient population.
When Should You Use a Speaking Valve?
- Patient assessment
- Equipment and placement options
Successful Placement of a Speaking Valve during Acute & Long-term Rehabilitation
- Contraindications for use and safety measures
- Impact of speaking valve upon voicing and communication success
- Problem-solving strategies for difficult placements
Unique Risks & Solutions
- Overcoming aspiration risks
- Impact of swallowing physiology
- Research and case studies
Safe Use of Mechanical Vents with Speaking Valves
- Modes of ventilation the speaking valve can be safely used
- Parameters on vent that impact candidacy for successful use
- Case Study
Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, is a clinical specialist in traumatic brain injury and communication disorders at a 450+ bed Level 1 Trauma hospital in Saint Paul, MN with almost 25 years of acute, residential, and outpatient rehabilitation experience. During his tenure at the hospital he has focused on neuro-based diagnostics and intervention for dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, head and neck cancer management, patient advocacy, and curriculum development. Mr. Quellier has made a career-long study of the intricacies of neurology, completed advanced training in brain dissection at Marquette University, actively engages in staff development training, and recently joined a surgery team in preserving language function during tumor resections.
In addition to his clinical practice, he has previously held a faculty position at the University of Minnesota Duluth teaching graduate level coursework, and taught undergraduate workshops as adjunct faculty at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Mr. Quellier is excited to bring this topic to the forefront after working with the interdisciplinary team’s challenges in understanding the “what and why” of traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and tumor resections as they apply to behavioral changes. He graduated Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree and graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Financial: Jerome Quellier has an employment relationship with Regions Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Jerome Quellier is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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