Aspiration - PT491

Aspiration

Preventing a Deadly Complication in Vulnerable Populations

by Maria Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
PT491
(4.5 / 791 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Swallowing is a complex process that requires the coordinated action of muscles in the tongue, pharynx, and esophagus. Many conditions, such as altered mental status; gastroesophageal reflux disease; endotracheal intubation and tube feedings; or neurological problems, such as stroke, dementia, and brain injury; increase the risk for aspiration. Nurses need to work closely with other interprofessional team members (speech-language pathologists, physicians, dietitians, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists) to assess and manage patients at risk for aspiration to prevent the dangerous complications of aspiration pneumonitis and aspiration pneumonia. Healthcare professionals often care for patients who are at significant risk for aspiration; therefore, it is important for all healthcare professionals to recognize and manage those risk factors to protect their patients.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to educate nurses, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and physicians about how to identify patients at risk for aspiration and how to protect patients from aspirating. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the three stages of normal swallowing
  • Identify seven risk factors for aspiration
  • List six strategies healthcare professionals can use to reduce the risk of aspiration
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, speech-language pathologists, EMTs and paramedics, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and physicians.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
Tthe OH PT Association (approval no. 17S5454 for 05/13/17 to 05/13/18).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-539140 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE010074 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 2016-848 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 06/25/13 to 06/25/17.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/16 to 07/31/18.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 12/8/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/12/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/12/2020

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Helene B - Elkins Park, PA  ·  Dec 09, 2018
I knew a lot but this explained the whys
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Anita T - Cabot, PA  ·  Dec 08, 2018
emphasizes importance of safe swallowing in patients; positioning and techniques for safe swallowing
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MARLA T - WARRINGTON, PA  ·  Dec 07, 2018
well written with important information
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Jill L - Glenmoore , PA  ·  Nov 28, 2018
Very relevant to acute care practice. We see a lot of this in the hospital setting. I will take this in to consideration during patient care
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NANCY F - Drexel Hill, PA  ·  Nov 27, 2018
Helpful review for PTs
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