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Understanding Aspiration in Dysphagic Patients - RD29
Understanding Aspiration in Dysphagic Patients
Management Strategies Dietitians Need to Know

RD29 l 2.00 contact hrs
by Maureen Habel, MA, RN and Sarah Coffin, RD, MS
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The goal of this course is to provide dietitians and healthcare professionals with information on dysphagia, how to identify patients at risk for aspiration and how to develop dietary interventions to prevent aspiration. After studying the information presented here, the dietitian will be able to:
  • Discuss observable signs of swallowing problems and conditions that increase aspiration risk.
  • Identify criteria when a dietitian should be involved in dysphagia screening based on diagnosis or nutrition prescription.
  • Describe dietary modifications at each level of the National Dysphagia Diet.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3050, 5210.
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 5/31/2015

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