Individuals with acute respiratory illness commonly experience laryngeal trauma from intubation, impaired coordination of swallowing and respiration, and/or cognitive changes that increase their risk of dysphagia. The phase of recovery will impact evaluation tools and techniques and appropriate interventions. This module focuses on the speech-language pathologist’s evaluation and management of the patient in the acute phase of respiratory illness. Therapists will learn the impact of respiratory illness on swallowing, best practices for assessment, and evidence-based interventions to implement based on examination findings and patient characteristics.
0.10 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Acute Respiratory Illnesses
Obstructive Lung Diseases
Restrictive Lung Diseases
Aspiration-Induced Lung Infections
Section 3: Dysphagia Screening and Assessment
The Clinical (Bedside) Swallow Evaluation
Instrumental Swallowing Assessments
Section 4: Dysphagia Intervention
Respiratory Muscle Strength Training (RMST)
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Section 6: Conclusion
Omnia Radwan is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with five years of experience. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and her Master of Education degree in communication disorders from North Carolina Central University. Omnia is a senior clinician at Duke University Hospital providing speech-language pathology services to adult patients. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Omnia Radwan, M.Ed., CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speaker's Fees Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a ContributorStaff Writer: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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