Blom TEP 1.5 Day Course (October 9-10, 2020)
Blom TEP 1.5 Day Course (October 9-10, 2020)

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Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis
for Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration

Course Instructors

Eric D. Blom, Ph.D.
Byron Kubik M.S.
Eric D. Blom, Ph.D.

Byron Kubik M.S.

Course Description

This 1.5 day clinically-oriented course will focus on all aspects of Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis for Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration.

Course objectives

  1. Pre-operative selection criteria and assessment methods
    The learner will describe pre-operative surgical considerations and TE speech assessment methods

  2. Surgical techniques
    The learner will describe surgical techniques related to TE puncture.

  3. Prosthesis fitting and management (live demonstrations)
    The learner will demonstrate and describe the assessment and management of post operative TE complications.

  4. Approaches to assessing and solving post-operative difficulties (subject matter will be thoroughly illustrated)
    The learner will demonstrate hands-on TE fitting and placement competency

*Course registration is limited to 12 participants.

All Courses are held on Friday and Saturday

Course Schedule Day 1 - Friday

8:15 Registration
8:30 Historical Perspective
9:00 Patient Selection Considerations
10:00 Break
10:15 Tracheoesophageal Puncture
10:45 Management of Pharyngeal Constrictor Muscle Tonicity
11:15 Laryngectomy with Primary Voice Restoration
11:45 Questions and Discussion
12:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Voice Prosthesis and Fitting and Management
2:15 Tracheostoma Valve Fitting and Management
3:00 Break
3:15 Trouble Shooting: Problems and Solutions
4:30 Adjourn

Course Schedule Day 2 - Saturday

7:45 Clinical Practice Sessions with Patients
11:30 Adjourn

Course Location

Center for Ears, Nose, Throat and Allergy
12188A N. Meridian Street, Suite 375
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel: (317) 926-1056
Fax: (317) 579-0476

Recommended Lodging

Renaissance Indianapolis North (website)
11925 North Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032
Tel: 317-816-0777
(For discounted room rates, mention Freudenberg Medical)


The course fee is $195 which includes: instruction, materials, and breaks. Course fee due at the time of registration and non-refundable. If the registered attendee is unable to attend, credit may be applied to a future date, pending availability and if arrangements are in place no less than 10 days before the original course date (please contact for information or to make arrangements). No refund will be issued if the attendee fails to complete the course either 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.

2020 TEP Course Brochure (PDF)

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This course is offered for 1.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory-Intermediate, Professional Area)