Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) present with considerable disease burdens that impact clinical outcomes and quality of life. This course examines the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COPD and OSA and explores the impact of aspiration on lung health, disease exacerbation, and respiratory function.
Course created on September 28, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of dysphagia as it manifests itself in individuals with COPD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of dysphagia as it manifests itself in individuals with OSA.
- After this course, participants will be able to express two strategies to identify swallow dysfunction in patients with COPD or OSA.
|5-25 Minutes||Characteristics and risk factors|
|25-40 Minutes||Dysphagia, COPD and OSA|
|40-55 Minutes||Strategies and team management|
|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. 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.
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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 # 185829000
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