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Aspiration Pneumonia and the Role of the SLP: Using Evidence To Determine Risks Associated With Oral Feeding

# e29   Aspiration Pneumonia and the Role of the SLP: Using Evidence To Determine Risks Associated With Oral Feeding

by James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

0.6 CEUs

$ 99.00

This course is a must for all dysphagia clinicians.  SLPs are commonly consulted to identify the likelihood that a patient's "aspiration pneumonia" was dysphagia-related and then to intervene accordingly. SLPs are also asked to predict and mitigate risk of future dysphagia-related respiratory diseases based on assessment findings. Yet, SLPs receive little formal training in the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and in the differential diagnosis of the various types of pneumonia.

In this course, James Coyle, PhD, summarizes anatomy and physiology and current literature to facilitate the objective estimation of dysphagia-related pneumonia risk, and provides information on the decision-making process to determine the use of oral or non-oral nutrition. Offered for 0.6 SLP CEUs – 6 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Audio course (mp3 file) with downloadable handout (Run Time 06:19:40).

At audio eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss respiratory anatomy and physiology and specific types of pneumonia.
  2. State how aspiration pneumonia can be distinguished from other types of pneumonias and respiratory system diseases.
  3. List risk factors related to the development of pneumonia.
  4. Discuss how oral pathogens are related to the development of pneumonia.
  5. Discuss the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the prevention of dehydration.
  6. Identify patients who are good candidates for the free water protocol.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.

James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh where he co-developed the department's clinical doctorate program in Medical Speech Language Pathology. He teaches undergraduate, Master's and doctoral SLP students both in the classrooms and clinics through his active caseload at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also conducts dysphagia research. He lectures nationally and internationally about the medical aspects of the speech-language pathology profession. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders, and an ASHA Fellow.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — James Coyle is presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.

Nonfinancial — James Coyle has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 6 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 02/28/2016.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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More Offerings by: James Coyle

Seminars

April 2017
Apr 7-8 Medical Speech Pathology and Dysphagia Practice: Managing Complex Adult Patients with Pulmonary, Digestive and Airway Disorders Fremont, CA (Bay Area)
Apr 22-23 Medical Speech Pathology and Dysphagia Practice: Managing Complex Adult Patients with Pulmonary, Digestive and Airway Disorders Pasadena, CA

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e101 Relevance of Lab Values and Medications in Dysphagia Management
James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.1 $24.00
e108   Charleston Swallowing Conference Home Study: Evidence-Based Dysphagia Management 
Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Julie Blair, MA, CCC-SLP and Giselle Carnaby, MPH, PhD, FASHA SLP/CCC and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Paula Leslie, PhD, CCC-SLP and Christy Ludlow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow and JoAnne Robbins, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD
1.25 $149.00
e113 Dysphagia Bedside Screening and Assessment: What Each Can and Cannot Do
James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.25 $44.00
e154 Perspectives On Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP
1.9 $199.00

"I found that all topics were beneficial. I liked how the course highlighted the complexity of determining the risks of oral feeding, what information to look for to determine that risk, and how to use such information to determine that risk." - S.H., 1/16/2016

"The discussion on the presence of pathogens was really interesting. I liked the practical information. I thought the course was very informative." - M.H., 1/6/2016

"I liked the easy explanations & the variety of topics covered." - J.R., 1/6/2016

"The discussion of symptoms of aspiration was very helpful." - R.B., 1/6/2016

"He presented in a manor that was easy to understand. This was complex material and he made it simpler." - S.P.

"I was under the assumption that aspiration pneumonia was d/t dysphagia, so the differentiation of DAP and NDAP was really beneficial." - I.P.

"I really benefitted from the information on the ventilation principles, considerations on breathing and swallowing, and other diseases/conditions associated with pneumonia." - A.C.

"I liked the details and explanations! There was so much valuable medical information that I have never learned about in any other context!" - W.E.

"The discussion of respiratory rate and it's importance to swallow function was excellent, it is not taken into consideration nearly enough by SLPs. Overall, an excellent, relevant course by one of my favorite speakers. Thanks for the offering." - C.B.

"Speaker excellent - clear, concise, practical, clinical!" - S.M.

"I liked the content - very thorough and informative - especially the discussion of Acid suppression drugs and Respiratory diseases and CXR pictures with Studies cited." - J.W.

"The discussion on GERD and PPIs effect on aspirated stomach contents was really helpful." - T.W.

"Slides and terminology were easy to comprehend. Diagrams were very clear & helpful in understanding concepts and physiology of swallowing, respiration, and digestion." - C.B.

"The information was so practical that I could immediately use it in my daily practice as a SLP within a SNF." - K.F.

"Such a thorough review of all systems related to dysphagia." - S.K.

"The differentiation of different types of pneumonia/pneumonitis and how they are contracted was very helpful." - M.E.

"I found this whole course to be beneficial! Going in depth about the anatomy, function of body systems and various pneumonias was extremely helpful for my daily practice. The speaker was fantastic! Upbeat, passionate about the subject, spoke at the perfect pace and covered an immense amount of information." - C.B.

"I like the medical (acute care) viewpoint. It is really difficult to find any courses related to acute care vs TCU/SNF. Information was specific and evidence-based, and I know that I'll now be able to speak more intelligently when I'm in the ICU." - K.B.

"I found the info on the water protocol helpful. I feel I will make better choices when using this with my patients." - C.B.

"The test of respirations for swallowing and the topic of thickened liquids vs thin liquids were most beneficial." - A.H.

"Helped in differential diagnosis of DAP vs Non-DAP." - S.H.

"I benefitted most from the respiration and deglutition comparison of different types of pneumonias." - K.T.

"Presenter was very informative and knowledgeable." - C.M.

"I liked the completeness of the course. The speaker did not avoid controversial topics." - S.S.

"Engaging, and Dr. Coyle explained things in a way that it was easy to understand." - S.R.

"Dr. Coyle did an excellent job of explaining complex material in a helpful way." - A.F.

"I found the information about anti-reflux medications to be interesting." - K.S.

"The evidenced based practice references were invaluable when it comes to speaking with physicians." - A.J.

"There are so many things in this course that were not mentioned in my graduate training program!" - J.G.

"There was nothing I didn't like!" - J.G.

"Benefited from the explanations of CXRs, types of pneumonia and their relationship to dysphagia and respiratory status." - T.D.

"There was so much useful information, previously unknown to me which will help me be a better clinician." - R.S.

"The lecturer was NEVER boring and always systematic in giving technical information." - R.S.

"Case studies really helped tie everything together." - C.M.

"Benefited from differentiating aspiration pneumonia caused by dysphagia or non-dysphagia (evidenced-based studies to share with practitioners)." - S.A.

"Excellent presenter and very knowledgeable." - S.A.

 

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