This is Part 1 of a two-part series. How aspiration pneumonia develops, and a risk management approach that focuses not just on swallowing but on evaluating and treating the whole patient, are discussed. A multi-step system that can improve risk assessment and decision-making for patients with complex medical conditions and multiple risk factors for aspiration pneumonia is presented.
Part 2: Course 10276
Course created on September 15, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the pathogenesis of aspiration pneumonia and its risk factors.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify ways the SLP can help manage risk factors, including and beyond traditional dysphagia treatment.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how treating patients with medical complexity may be different from more stable patients
|5-20 Minutes||Aspiration pneumonia pathogenesis and risk factors|
|20-35 Minutes||Risk assessment|
|35-55 Minutes||Risk management|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
George Barnes MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has developed an expertise in dysphagia management focusing on diagnostics and clinical decision-making in the medically complex population. George yearns to make education useful, research clinical-focused, and quality care accessible. He co-founded FEESible Swallow Solutions to expand access to high-quality dysphagia services and provide Med SLP coaching to SLPs seeking to be more successful in the field. With a passion for food and a deep appreciation for the joy and connection it gives to our lives, he has dedicated his life to helping others enjoy this simple, but deep-rooted pleasure.
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