Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis for
Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration
Learn the fundamentals of
post-laryngectomy voice restoration
that enable laryngectomees
to speak again.
In 1978, Drs. Blom and Singer pioneered the method of tracheoesophageal puncture and valved silicone voice prosthesis that for 40 years, has become the international standard for voice restoration following total laryngectomy.
This 1.5 day clinically-oriented course will focus on all aspects of tracheoesophageal puncture and prosthesis for post-laryngectomy voice restoration.
Course Learning Objectives
1. Pre-operative selection criteria and assessment methods. The learner will describe pre-operative surgical considerations and TE speech assessment methods.early
2. Surgical techniques: The learner will describe surgical techniques related to TE puncture.
3. Prosthesis fitting and management: The learner will demonstrate hands-on TE fitting and placement competency – live demonstrations.
4. Approaches to assessing and solving post-operative difficulties: The learner will demonstrate and describe the assessment and management of Post-operative TE complications – subject matter will be thoroughly illustrated.
In order to be eligible for ASHA continuing education credits, the participant will be expected to participate in an assessment of the learning objectives via demonstration or self assessment tool.
All courses are on Friday and Saturday. Attendance is required for full course if continuing education credit is to be awarded; no partial credit will be issued.
Course fee is $195 USD which includes: instruction, materials and breaks. Registration can be completed by clicking the appropriate link below with a non-refundable course fee due at time of registration. If the registered attendee is unable to attend, credit may be applied to future dates, pending availability and if arrangements are in place no less than 10 days before the original course date. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to make arrangements. No refund will be issued if the attendee fails to complete the course either in full or in part. If the course is canceled by the instructor for any reason, the course fee will be refunded or credit toward future courses will be provided.
Note: The course fee is waived for participants traveling from countries other than USA and Canada please contact email@example.com for registration information.
Center for Ears, Nose, Throat and Allergy
12188A N. Meridian Street, Suite 375
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel: (317) 926-1056
Fax: (317) 579-0476
Renaissance Indianapolis North (website)
11925 North Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
(For discounted room rates, mention Freudenberg Medical )
Course registration is limited to 12 participants.
Please click on the appropriate link to begin the registration process:
This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory, Professional Area)
2019 Blom TEP Course Brochure (PDF)