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Tracheostomy And Aerodigestive Disorders CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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Practical Communication for Respiratory Therapists and Spanish Speaking Patients: Tracheostomy
Presented by Sara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH, CHES
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Course: #1417Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course provides Respiratory Therapists with basic vocabulary and tools to evaluate and treat Spanish-speaking patients with tracheostomies.

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
Video
Course: #1331Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and tracheostomy are a widely heterogeneous and complex group of patients who are at risk for infection, medical complications, and dysphagia. This course examines the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with ARDS and tracheostomy and explores the impact of dysphagia on disease management, weaning, and decannulation, and respiratory function.

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
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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 COVID-19
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
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Course: #1329Level: Intermediate1 Hour
COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that results in a number of respiratory, otolaryngological, and neurological symptoms, including dysphagia. This course explores the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COVID-19 and provides critical information for clinicians providing assessment and treatment to these vulnerable patients.

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
Video
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
Video
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.

Caring for Our Healthcare Heroes Who Manage Patients with a Tracheostomy: The COVID-19 Experience
Presented by Vinciya Pandian, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FRCSI
Video
Course: #11811 Hour
This course will provide an overview of safety considerations when providing care to patients with a tracheostomy, and also protect healthcare workers in times of a viral pandemic such as COVID-19.