Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for critically ill patients, but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course provides information about risk factors for and causes and consequences of post-extubation dysphagia, and discusses options for assessment and management of these critically ill patients.
Course created on January 12, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three patient characteristics and risk factors for post-extubation dysphagia.
- After this course, participants will be able to list four potential causes of dysphagia in recently extubated patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe three strategies for assessment of post-extubation dysphagia in critically ill patients.
|5-10 Minutes||Respiratory system basics|
|10-20 Minutes||What is post-extubation dysphagia and who is at risk?|
|20-30 Minutes||Causes of dysphagia in recently extubated patients|
|30-45 Minutes||Assessment of post-extubation dysphagia|
|45-55 Minutes||Management - diet and exercise|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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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