Managing Voice and Communication for Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Patients: Clinical Case Studies This tutorial provides a background to the history of tracheostomy and ventilator-dependence, as well as two clinical case studies that describe the management of voice and communication. The rationale for establishment of upper airway flow in the tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patient is explained. Assessment and treatment paradigms are described for ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2008
Managing Voice and Communication for Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Patients: Clinical Case Studies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Karen J. Dikeman
    Department of Speech Pathology, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and New York Hospital Queens, Queens, NY
  • Marta S. Kazandjian
    Department of Speech Pathology, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and New York Hospital Queens, Queens, NY
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Article   |   June 01, 2008
Managing Voice and Communication for Tracheostomized and Ventilator Dependent Patients: Clinical Case Studies
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 66-75. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.66
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, June 2008, Vol. 18, 66-75. doi:10.1044/vvd18.2.66
Abstract

This tutorial provides a background to the history of tracheostomy and ventilator-dependence, as well as two clinical case studies that describe the management of voice and communication. The rationale for establishment of upper airway flow in the tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patient is explained. Assessment and treatment paradigms are described for the clinician working with this complex population, in order to provide guidelines for daily clinical practice.

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