Aspiration: Preventing a Deadly Complication in Vulnerable Populations

by Maureen Habel, RN, MA

Objectives:
The purpose of this program is to educate nurses, speech-language pathologists, EMTs and paramedics, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and physicians about how to identify patients at high 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

This course is made available FREE for a limited time; offer ends 9/30/14 at midnight EST.

Click here to take this free course for Occupational Therapists.

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