The purpose of this module is to educate healthcare professionals 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 three signs of observable swallowing problems
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, respiratory therapists, EMTs and paramedics.
Nurses: 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 www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.