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Post-Operative Education

Atos Medical Inc. has always believed in offering a strong educational component for our customers. We know how difficult it can be to change and introduce new practices in healthcare. To assist, Atos Medical offers a comprehensive laryngectomy pulmonary rehabilitation program as part of the continuum of care.

Laryngectomy Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • We have created a training program for healthcare providers, with the use of the Provox Laryngectomy Kit (LPK), to introduce the use of Heat and Moisture Exchangers (HMEs) immediately postoperatively
  • We offer a comprehensive clinical pathway guideline as well as onsite nursing/RT in-servicing during shift change
  • We have written extensive educational and training materials for the patient, family and healthcare providers
  • Upon discharge, while the patient is getting settled with outpatient care and insurance, we offer a Coming Home case that provides product and support resources, with the return of a completed Consent Form.
Immediate post-operative care enhances patient outcomes

Clinical studies have shown that most laryngectomized patients who use a Provox Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) 24 hours a day, even while sleeping, experience reductions in:

Mucus Production
Coughing and Forced Expectoration
Immediate post-operative use of the HME also lowers the cost as compared to the use of an external humidifier.

*data on file.

Post Operative Pulmonary Care Video

Laryngectomy Pulmonary Kit Competency Test

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Anatomy Illustrations
  • Pre-Operative Illustration
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Anatomy illustrations
  • Post-Operative Illustration
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Patient Care Information
  • Clinical Pathways
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Patient Care Information
  • Use of LPK Bedside Instructions
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Additional Resources

Atos Medical also offers additional resources to support clinicians, patients and caregivers:

  • Product videos and tutorials
  • Professional events and courses
  • Educational webinars
  • CareTips sheets
  • Customer story videos

Another clinical resource is:
Practical Guide to Post-Laryngectomy Rehabilitation including the Provox® System 4th Edition
Editor: Frans JM Hilgers MD, PhD ©The Netherlands Cancer Institute

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For more information on other Atos Medical educational services and how you can have live CEU presentations on a variety of topics at your facility, please contact your local Atos Medical Territory Sales Manager by calling 800.217.0025 or contact our Educational Division at educationaldivision.us@atosmedical.com.