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Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Respiratory: Disease Breaking the Cycle

Course: #1250Level: Intermediate1 Hour 61 Reviews

What happens in one part of the body impacts what happens in other parts of the body and nowhere is this more evident than in the interplay among respiratory diseases, dysphagia, malnutrition, and dehydration. This course will examine those interactions and provide clinicians with tools to “break the cycle” of disease and dysfunction.

Course created on April 20, 2021

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-853856; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the inter-relationships between swallowing, respiration, and nutrition.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify risk factors for inter-system dysfunction in patients with dysphagia, malnutrition, and respiratory disease.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain interventions to break the cycle of dysfunction involving dysphagia, nutritional compromise, and respiratory disease.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Dysphagia in Respiratory Disease
10-15 Minutes Dysphagia impacts on nutrition and hydration
15-20 Minutes Respiratory-swallow coordination and dyscoordination
20-30 Minutes Sarcopenia, impact on respiration and swallowing
30-35 Minutes Nutritional deficiencies and impacts
35-45 Minutes Non-oral feeding
45-50 Minutes Dehydration – impacts on respiration
50-55 Minutes Interventions to “break the cycle," swallow screening, water protocols, multi-dimensional interventions
55-60 Minutes Summary


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Angela Mansolillo is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Angela received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial disclosures: Angela has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

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 # 185352000

CE Broker

CE Broker

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

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.

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