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Videos for your interest

In this section, you get the opportunity to see speech-language therapists working within an interprofessional team with patients with tracheostomies. You will see cuff deflation trials, digital occlusion and leak speech and use of a suction aid tracheostomy for removal of secretions and speaking.

Thank you to all the patients who gave written consent for their videos to be used for education purposes.

Step One - cuff deflation trial with SLT and Physio working together

Step Two - cuff deflation trial with SLT and physio working together

A patient attempting to use leak speech with a cuffed tracheostomy with the cuff deflated

A patient having upper airway secretions removed from a suction-aid tracheostomy

A patient using the suction-aid tracheostomy to speak through wall air.

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