Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued Master Class. This 4-hour master class discusses how to differentiate between types of pneumonia and identify which patients are at risk for aspiration pneumonia. It describes how to make informed decisions about dietary modifications and exercise interventions, as well as how to manage the special needs of patients at end of life.
Course created on March 1, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe aspiration pneumonia and how it is different from other pneumonia types.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three risk factors for the development of pneumonia in clients with dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least two risks associated with thick liquid utilization in dysphagia patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three interventions to improve hydration in patients utilizing thickened liquids.
- After this course, participants will be able to define principles of exercise physiology as they pertain to swallow physiology.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe swallow exercises that are targeted to the patient’s underlying physiological impairment.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify dysphagia characteristics in the end-of-life patient.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the SLP in palliative/end-of-life care.
|0-60 Minutes||Clinical Topics in Dysphagia Management: Aspiration Pneumonia|
|60-120 Minutes||Clinical Topics in Dysphagia Management: Dietary Modifications - Benefits and Risks|
|120-180 Minutes||Clinical Topics in Dysphagia Management: The Role of Exercise|
|180-240 Minutes||Clinical Topics in Dysphagia Management: Dysphagia at End of Life|
MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 30 years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she provides evaluation and treatment services for adults and children with dysphagia and is involved in program planning and development for inpatient and outpatient programming including quality improvement initiatives, patient education, and clinical policies and protocols. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations, and lectured at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.
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