Color images illustrate anatomy, the laryngectomy, speaking valve
placement, and the findings of digital scans.
By restricting communication, the use of mechanical ventilation brings about the reduction of information exchange, depression, social withdrawal, and motivation to participate in caring, making patients dependent on non-verbal strategies as well as the support of devices such as the speaking valve
and the use of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) .
A speech therapist suggested Amber could try a speaking valve
and the family were delighted when it worked.
I hadn't the power to speak using the speaking valve
they had given me.
However, with the speaking valve
"you don't sound so mechanical'' as with some other devices that have been available.
The provider has ordered a speaking valve
for the patient with a request for patient teaching about the valve.
Earlier on the night of the current presentation, having consumed some alcohol our patient coughed, dislodging his speaking valve
The Passy-Muir Tracheostomy Speaking Valve
allows the patient with a tracheostomy to speak.
Passy-Muir's PMV[TM] 007 Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve
(aqua) is the only closed-position, "no-leak" valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator tubing and directly onto the 15-mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes, including neonatal, pediatric, and adult tubes.
Weaning from mechanical ventilation augmented by the Passy-Muir Speaking Valve
The Passy-Muir [TM] Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve
PMV[TM] 007 (Aqua colored [TM]) is the only closed position "no leak" valve designed to fit readily into disposable ventilator tubing and directly on the 15mm hub of most tracheostomy tubes including neonatal, pediatric and adult tubes.
Reductions in the amount of oropharyngeal secretions and possible improvement in swallowing ability are two of the reported secondary benefits of occluding a tracheotomy tube and using a one-way speaking valve