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Trach, Vent and Respiratory Compromise for the SLP

Presented by Lori Burkhead Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Registration Fee:   $297 for Speech-Language Pathologists

Recording available March 21, 2022 – March 21, 2027

Learner Objectives:

  • Learners will discuss relationships between anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology for breathing, coughing, and swallowing.
  • Learners will describe the impact of respiratory dysfunction on verbal communication and swallowing.
  • Learners will identify at least one evidence-based treatment to target both the respiratory system and swallowing.
  • Learners will list three methods to successfully implement a trach team.


  • 0-20 minutes: Introduction
  • 20-160 minutes: Neuroanatomy
  • 160-190 minutes: Cognition and Language
  • 190-230 minutes: Neurology Diagnostics
  • 230-305 minutes: Impairments and Diagnoses
  • 305-370 minutes: Assessment
  • 370-410 minutes: Treatment
  • 410-565 minutes: Case Application
  • 565-570 minutes: Take Home Messages


  • 0-125 minutes – Foundations & Evolution of Respiration, Swallowing & Verbal Communication
  • 125-235 minutes – Learning the Language of Respiratory Health and Disease
  • 235-335 minutes – SLP in the ICU: Critical contribution in critical care
  • 335-410 minutes – Evaluation and Treatment in the ICU
  • 410-480 minutes – Documentation, Case Review & Discussion

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Lori Burkhead Morgan, PhD, CCC-SLP

Part-Time Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and also at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Burkhead Morgan has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1994 in a variety of healthcare settings, including a Level-1 trauma center, inpatient rehabilitation, an outpatient otolaryngology practice, and as medical school faculty conducting research, teaching and maintaining a clinical practice.  She earned a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from University of Florida in 2005, focusing on applying exercise science principles to communication and swallowing rehabilitation. During nearly 30 years of clinical and academic endeavors, she has developed an expertise in evaluation & treatment of medically complex patients.  Dr. Burkhead Morgan is a sought-after speaker, presenting both domestically and internationally.  She is a published author on the topic of dysphagia, exercise science as it relates to dysphagia.  She is best-known for teaching clinicians how to bridge the gap between research and clinical application. 


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