Laryngectomy

40 min course

Course Description

A laryngectomy requires special care and support. We will look at both pre and post op care and help you understand the different areas of consideration to best support an individual living with a laryngectomy. This course will introduce you to the care of a patient with a laryngectomy. It will look at the pre- and post- operative care and then take you through areas of consideration for individuals living with a laryngectomy.

Key objectives:

  • Understand what a laryngectomy is
  • Understand the importance of pre and post op care
  • Identify communication strategies
  • Understand stoma care and tubes
  • Explain how to care for a laryngectomy
  • Describe changes post laryngectomy
  • Understand discharge planning

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