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Discover how to effectively manage dysphagia by examining the respiratory and gastrointestinal link. Included will be strategies for clinical management in both children and adults, aspiration pneumonia and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. (see full course description)

 
 

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association estimates that more than 15 million people in the United States have dysphagia. With dysphagia being that common, the need for an effective treatment plan is considerable. Furthermore, dysphagia is often correlated with many other medical conditions, including gastrointestinal conditions, nervous system disorders and respiratory disorders.  These medical conditions can exacerbate the patient's dysphagia and complicate the assessment process. Clinicians who fail to recognize the interrelationships between the respiratory and gastroesophageal systems may be under-treating the patient's condition.

This one-day seminar will help give clinicians a clearer picture of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, their relationship to each other, and their impact on dysphagia management. Disease processes, with particular emphasis on aspiration pneumonia and gastroesophageal reflux disease, will be discussed along with strategies for clinical management. Participants will leave the seminar with the skills to do a thorough assessment and treat the whole patient, not just their symptoms.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Examine new research detailing the development and interrelationships between the respiratory and gastroesophageal systems

  • Identify common indicators of reflux and how they impact the treatment process

  • Recognize which patients are most at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia

  • Discuss common respiratory and gastrointestinal disease processes for children and adults, along with their impact on dysphagia treatment

  • Evaluate the evidence for specific dysphagia management strategies and discuss the effectiveness of each


  • Discuss the development and interrelationships between the respiratory and gastroesophageal systems

  • Assess the impact of respiratory and gastrointestinal functioning on swallowing

  • Identify respiratory and gastroesophageal disease processes for which dysphagia is a symptom

  • Assess the evidence to support various clinical assessment tools such as reflex cough testing, pulse oximetry, blue dye testing and cervical
    auscultation

  • Identify common indicators of reflux and how they impact the treatment process

  • Recognize which patients are most at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia

  • Determine when GER is actually GERD

  • Compare and contrast the use of various airway management techniques

  • Evaluate the evidence for specific dysphagia management strategies and discuss their effectiveness


ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21
years of experience. She is currently a senior Speech-Language Pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia. In addition, she is a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member at Elms College Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in Chicopee, Massachusetts. For over 15 years, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, provided numerous regional and national presentations and served as guest lecturer at several colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts.

Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College in 1983 and earned her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1985 from the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of Special Interest Division 13, which focuses on swallowing and swallowing disorders.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"A much welcomed, practical, useful, ´hands-on´ presentation. I am walking away with an arsenal of oral-motor techniques that I can use tomorrow. It was a very interesting course!" - Shawnie Maffett, SLP, Sugarland, TX

"She gave us a wealth of information regarding dysphagia! The group discussion added information and nuances. Excellent instructor! I would take another seminar from Ms. Mansolillo." - Theodore Huryn, SLP, Harrisburg, PA


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Speech Therapists

  • Speech Therapy Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Rehab Managers

  • Directors of Nursing

  • Nurses

  • Restorative Nursing Staff

  • Dietitians

  • Dietary Managers

  • Nursing Assistants


CREDITS:

Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.

Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.

This program has been approved for 6 CPEUs hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

This program has been approved for 6 educational clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (approval #68294-other).

Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT AND 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Cross Country Education, Inc. is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program is offered for .6 CEUs Intermediate level; Professional area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


CLASS TIME:

Check-in: 7:30 Class Begin - 8:00 AM Class End - 3:30 PM

Seminar Summary:

Discover how to effectively manage dysphagia by examining the respiratory and gastrointestinal link. Included will be strategies for clinical management in both children and adults, aspiration pneumonia and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. (see full course description)

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