[PDF] Prosthetic surgical voice restoration (SVR) : The role of the speech and language therapist : policy statement 2010

Source:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - RCSLT
Publisher:
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Publication date:
01 March 2010

Abstract

Prosthetic Surgical Voice Restoration (SVR) and management of tracheo-oesophageal puncture (TEP) prostheses has become a routine part of comprehensive voice rehabilitation for those undergoing surgery for removal of the larynx (laryngectomy). It is the position of the RCSLT that SVR and management of the TEP and stoma related issues are within the scope of practice for Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) with expertise and specialist training in this area.

This policy statement encompasses the following: background and evidence base, training and competencies, procedure and interpretation, health and safety, types of clinics, medico-legal aspects, patient populations and documentation