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Tracheostomy And Aerodigestive Disorders CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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If You Cannot Breathe, You Cannot Swallow... Breathing and Swallow Coordination in Respiratory Disease
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1249Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Respiratory and swallow systems are connected in a variety of ways that have implications for both the respiratory therapist and the dysphagia clinician. This course will describe those relationships in healthy individuals and in patients with respiratory disease and will provide options for interventions because...if you cannot breathe, you cannot swallow.

Dysphagia, Malnutrition, and Respiratory: Disease Breaking the Cycle
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1250Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Aspiration Pneumonia: Who Gets Sick and How Can We Help?
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1237Level: Intermediate1 Hour
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.

Management of Post Extubation Dysphagia: It Takes a Team
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1238Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Intubation provides access to mechanical ventilation for patients with respiratory failure but what happens when the patient is extubated? This course will provide information about the causes and consequences of post-extubation dysphagia and will discuss options for assessment and management of these critically ill patients.

Evaluation and Management of Laryngeal Clefts
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
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Course: #1239Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course examines the associated etiologies of laryngeal clefts. The course presents guidelines for evaluation, treatment, and postoperative management of laryngeal clefts.

Care of the Tracheostomy Patient for the Respiratory Care Practitioner: Part 3
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
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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.

Care of the Tracheostomy Patient for the Respiratory Care Practitioner: Part 2
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
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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 1
Presented by Eric Gantwerker, MD
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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.