Gail Sudderth Bio
Gail M. Sudderth, RRT has extensive experience in a variety of clinical settings as a respiratory therapist. As a lead therapist at a large teaching hospital, she worked with medically complex patients who required tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation, where her expertise was utilized working with those who were considered difficult to wean. In her role, she worked closely with the speech-language pathologist and developed training competencies for suctioning and cuff management. Ms. Sudderth has developed and co-developed web-based presentations and on-site seminars for medical professionals who care for patients with tracheostomy. A recognized and invited speaker, she has presented in the US and internationally at hospitals and state and medical professional meetings on the topic of airway and ventilator management and the application of the Passy Muir® Valve. In addition, she has presented and published articles on the importance and development of multidisciplinary airway management teams. She is currently a full-time clinical specialist for Passy-Muir, Inc.