Every aspiration event does not inevitably lead to aspiration pneumonia and treatment teams can have an impact on risk reduction. This course enables clinicians in identifying the clients on their caseload who are at higher risk for respiratory illness and in implementing interventions for oral hygiene, head of bed elevation, nutrition, and hydration.
Course created on April 13, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of aspiration in the development of pneumonia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three modifiable risk factors for pneumonia.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain three strategies to reduce the risk of pneumonia.
|5-15 Minutes||Incidence, cost, mortality of pneumonia|
|15-25 Minutes||Pneumonia Types and Classifications|
|25-35 Minutes||Risk factors for aspiration pneumonia|
|35-45 Minutes||Interventions for Head of Bed Elevation, Interventions for Oral Hygiene|
|45-55 Minutes||Nutrition/Hydration Interventions, Bundled Interventions|
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. She is a recent recipient of the Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association’s Award for Clinical Excellence.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication 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.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a Continued Respiratory Therapy member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.
Continued Respiratory Therapy is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
American Association for Respiratory Care
This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185346000
Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
We recognize that state CE requirements are constantly changing. If you have any questions regarding our courses and your state requirements, please contact us at 866-382-0799 or contact Customer Service.