This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CE1730001
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Dysphagia and Aspiration A. Dysphagia B. Aspiration C. Risk for Aspiration Pneumonia D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Warning Signs A. Warning Signs B. Coughing C. Choking D. Referrals E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Mealtime Preparations A. Before the Meal B. Positioning C. Dining Set-Up D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Techniques for Safe Swallowing A. Level of Consciousness B. The Swallowing Plan C. Dysphagia Diet D. Thickened Liquids E. Feeding Techniques F. After Mealtime G. Review H. Summary Section 6: Oral Health A. Saliva B. Dry Mouth C. Preventive Care D. Oral Care E. Review F. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.