This introductory level course is designed to assist speech-language pathologists in their understanding of respiratory muscle training as well as non-strengthening and strengthening approaches to improving pulmonary hygiene and respiratory muscle function.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of pulmonary disease/s, acute and chronic, on functional activities including communication and swallowing, stamina, airway clearance and quality of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain principles of non-invasive airway clearance and device interventions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe respiratory muscle trainers including: types, indications, and their role in improving pulmonary function, including secretion clearance.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the role of respiratory muscle training in dysphagia and voice treatment, and for the prevention and management of aspiration pneumonia.
|0-15 Minutes||Basic review of the pulmonary system|
|15-25 Minutes||The role of the respiratory muscles|
|25-40 Minutes||Disease states which affect pulmonary function|
|40-55 Minutes||Airway clearance techniques|
|55-70 Minutes||Respiratory muscle trainers (RMT)|
|70-85 Minutes||RMT in speech and swallowing treatment case reviews|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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