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ICU - thriving, not just surviving! How SLTs can change lives for the criti...
Wed 31 May 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 BST
We are very fortunate to have Anna-Liisa visiting London and she has offered to share her work and have a discsussion about the pros and cons of in-line speaking valve usage. If you work with tracheostomy and ventilated patients, book your FREE place today, it may help change your practice and improve patient outcomes.
Anna-Liisa Sutt is a Speech Pathologist from Brisbane, Australia. Her day-to-day work involves communication and dysphagia management of adult intensive care patients. Her passion is advancing speech pathology input and evidence base in the critical care environment. Anna-Liisa has just finished her PhD looking at lung volumes, ventilation distribution and communication success with speaking valve use in tracheostomised mechanically ventilated patient. This research has led to 75% of tracheostomised ICU patients using a speaking valve at The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), 70% commencing SV use whilst still mechanically ventilated. This has been a complete change in practice at TPCH ICU, with significant resistance from the intensivists and no in-line SV use 4 years earlier. Anna-Liisa has presented on her clinical practice and research findings at numerous conferences and hospitals around the world, and helped change practice in several other big ICUs.
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