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What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Sep 28, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #1330Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Tracheostomy
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Oct 12, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #1331Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Respiratory and swallow systems are connected in a variety of ways that become apparent in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Tracheostomy. This course explores respiratory and swallowing impairments in these populations and provides practitioners with strategies for improving both swallow and respiratory efficiency.

Care of the Tracheostomy Patient for the Respiratory Care Practitioner: Part 1
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
VideoLive WebinarMon, Nov 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT
Course: #1015Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover some of the basics of tracheostomies including history, indications, considerations, the surgery itself and complications in the immediate, early, and late phases of care. This course will be geared toward the respiratory care provider at multiple levels of knowledge.

Care of the Tracheostomy Patient for the Respiratory Care Practitioner: Part 2
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
VideoLive WebinarMon, Nov 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1010Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course describes the indications for tracheostomies and changes in airway physiology. The course discusses complications in swallowing, cuff management, risks for aspiration, and aspiration pneumonia. The course will review potential benefits and contraindication with the use of one-way valves in patients with tracheostomies.

Care of the Tracheostomy Patient for the Respiratory Care Practitioner: Part 3
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
VideoLive WebinarMon, Nov 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST
Course: #1014Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides information on the multidisciplinary team care of the patient post tracheostomy. The course reviews the importance of tracheostomy care standardization, decannulation protocols, and future research in tracheostomy care models and virtual health are discussed.