Presenter: Harrison Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP
"Very functional course! The content on how to evaluate patients and how to initiate and carry out a treatment program was very concrete and seems easy to apply."
– J.M., prior course participant
There is increasing interest in the clinical application of Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) by speech-language pathologists. This course provides critical background and foundational knowledge for developing and improving clinical RMT programs, including:
Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 4:10:26
"I liked the clinical decision-making in using RMT based on therapeutic targets, contraindications, benefits, clinical judgment, and medical team consultation."
– M.E., prior course participant
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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Increased my knowledge in respiratory training. Learned how to determine MIP/MEP, and to incorporate exercises in therapy." L.L. (Sep. 2023)
"The process for initiating EMST, and creating appropriate treatment protocols/plans was helpful. I liked the content of this course, format, online availability." M.C. (Sep. 2023)
"Easy to navigate and great content! I found that the explanation of what RMT is, as well as how to implement with clients (dose, etc.) was very beneficial." L.C. (Sep. 2023)
"Clinical relevance - I liked the video examples and step by step instructions." C.D. (Aug. 2023)
"Understanding norms and calculating baseline, using a pressure gauge for assessment, and understanding different products on the market were beneficial topics. Liked I was able to review and continue at my own pace." L.C. (Jul. 2023)
"I liked how applicable the course was. Review of anatomy/physiology, review of literature, and instructions for taking MIP/MEP." G.R. (Jul. 2023)
"In-depth information - all you need to know to get started. Discussion of different RMT devices was beneficial. The calibration videos were informative!" L.H. (Jul. 2023)
"I liked the functional application videos. Calculation of MIP and MEP was beneficial." K.K. (Jul. 2023)
"Demonstration of using manometer, information about treatment intensity and frequency were beneficial. I liked the videos/demonstrations." J.K. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the information regarding the different types of RMT devices. The videos showing how to obtain MIP and MEP were very helpful." D.S. (May 2023)
"Learning how to train and what level to train Pts for home exercise programming was beneficial." K.M. (May 2023)
"Measuring MIP and MEP was beneficial. I liked the review of the respiratory system." N.S. (Apr. 2023)
"Discussed use of various devices, as well as frequency, calibration, and benefits. I liked the presentation manner." J.B. (Apr. 2023)
"Relevant to my current clinical practice needs. EMST information was beneficial." D.M. (Apr. 2023)
"Review of options on the market was beneficial. I liked the demonstration." M.S. (Mar. 2023)
"Info about devices for RMST was beneficial. I liked the video examples." M.W. (Mar. 2023)
"Therapy targets to RMT. Contraindications. Clear content with examples and visuals." C.A. (Feb. 2023)
"Learning dosage and implications of RMT. I liked the demonstration of correct techniques." D.D. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the RMT assessment, interventions and the videos." L.S. (Jan. 2023)
"I found the discussion of possible contraindications of the Vasalva maneuver and RMT to be beneficial." A.W. (Jan. 2023)
"Very relevant to SLPs. Discussing respiratory system and different devices available was beneficial. I liked being able to control viewing so I could re-watch when needed. Course also had a good range of learning objectives covered." B.M. (Jan. 2023)
"All content was good. I liked the entire course." S.C. (Dec. 2022)
"The device discussion was excellent and unique. I liked that a clinician-scientist was involved. Excellent speaker. Good Notes." K.D. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and relationship to SLP practice for RMT, and how to measure MIP/MEP. I liked the video demonstrations." R.K. (Dec. 2022)
"This course served as an overview to RMT with guiding principles and tx suggestions. Charts were helpful as a resource and to share with colleagues." M.J. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the specifics on how to instruct patients and the demonstrations. This course was very convenient." K.L. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning the basic knowledge and understanding of RMT was beneficial. Very well explained, senior presenter." M.G. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the respiratory data provided. Anatomy of the respiratory system was beneficial." A.R. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the video examples." E.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Understanding the importance of ventilation and upper airway. Good examples." T.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Providing additional approaches for supporting various treatment modalities. Liked that the course can be taken at my convenience." L.M. (Nov. 2022)
"The examples of baseline testing of MIP and MEP were helpful. Establishing baseline and how to incorporate various products." E.S. (Nov. 2022)
"Liked comparisons of respiratory training devices. Principles of RMT covered in detail." M.T. (Nov. 2022)
"The video demonstrations were helpful. The course addressed all the questions I had about RMT." K.K. (Oct. 2022)
"Learning how to apply RMT clinically, how to advocate for what is needed to complete my job, how to coach and educate the patient." M.S. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the information presented on the muscles used during inspiration and expiration. I really enjoyed the speaker. He kept in time with the slides, which made following along with the course much easier." D.Z. (Oct. 2022)
"The whole course was well structured to help understand how RMT is relevant to use with patients who need help improving their breath support. I liked the topic and how it was covered." A.V. (Sept. 2022)
"It was all pretty good. The subject matter is an area of interest to me." S.S. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the examples of evaluation and treatment. And the topic on more accurate evaluation and treatment for those residents in LTC suffering post-Covid." A.M. (Sept. 2022)
"The demonstrations with a variety of ages were helpful." J.M. (July 2022)
"I liked the video demonstrations." L .M. (July 2022)
"I would recommend this course. I liked the topic." B.G. (June 2022)
"Learning that improving respiratory function is possible. I liked the examples of devices." L.S. (May 2022)
"Learning the dosage/intervention intensity and how to instruct the patients through the process was beneficial. I enjoyed watching the models." E.B. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the RMT guidelines, contraindications, treatment length/intensity, and modeling of measurements of MIP/MEP." D.F. (Mar. 2022)
"I found the videos depicting how to find MIP/MEP to be the most beneficial. I liked how the process was explained first and then the video was used to supplement this explanation. I liked that all of the topics (respiration, MIP/MEP, RMT, etc) were explained in a very detailed manner." C.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the visuals, the organization, and the sequence of build up to the last topic of treatment." V.F. (Feb. 2022)
"Types of RMTs; how to measure MIP and MEP; how to set tx goals, practical use; studies to support use." J.B. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the practical information on the products and the demonstrations." M.E. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the clear presentation, available tools, and measuring MEP and MIP." L.J. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the clinical decision-making in using RMT based on therapeutic targets, contraindications, benefits, clinical judgment, and medical team consultation." M.E. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the instructor's knowledge on the topic, examples, flow of content, discussion about devices, and links to research." G.N. (Feb. 2022)
"The videos were extremely helpful. It was good to see how presenter gave the instructions and the coaching provided." S.E. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the information about the devices, both limitations and calibration, and use of photos and videos of the treatment showing different ages." T.N. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the way the information was presented and the ease of implementing into clinical practice." K.K. (Feb. 2022)
"Very good information on respiration and measuring results – MIP and MEP concepts – for consideration in daily practice." J.A. (Jan. 2022)
"I liked the clear explanation of theory and practice of RMT, and the testing and contraindications." S.K. (Jan. 2022)
"Very functional course! This is the best pre-recorded course I have ever taken. The content on how to evaluate patients and how to initiate and carry out a treatment program was very concrete and seems easy to apply. The instructor made good use of videos and took the time to expose the learner to the variety of devices available in the market to use in RMT." J.M. (Dec. 2021)
"Excellent course!! Dr. Jones was so informative and I liked his laid back style. I especially enjoyed the video demonstrations (especially the ones of him performing MIP/MEP testing on his kids). I also liked that he had video demonstrations regarding how to calibrate the machines. I also really appreciated Dr. Jones showing the various devices you can use for RMT treatment, and noting the prices of various devices. He was very kind to demonstrate how to test for MIP/MEP using a more cost effective devices. Excellent course overall. Thank you! This was time well spent!" E.D. (Nov. 2021)
"The specific information to obtain MIP/MEP values and RMT information was good." R.O.G. (Nov. 2021)
"Measuring MIP/MEP and setting up treatment program was beneficial for my daily practice. I like that it is a treatment with specific measurements for patients to see progress." S.G. (Oct. 2021)
"The explanation of how to measure MIP & MEP. Also the functional use of it in daily practice. The video demonstrations were very helpful." T.S. (Oct. 2021)
"When discussing how to administer RMT, cliental that will benefit from it most, and testing for MIP and MEP. The length, the videos and easy to listen to lecturer were good." B.B. (Aug. 2021)
"This entire course on RMT will be beneficial in my daily practice. I liked the research provided and the detailed explanation of each part that comprises RMT. I feel confident in implementing this in my practice." E.C. (Jul. 2021)
"I appreciated the pt education on use of device. I liked that the topic explained thoroughly." S.W. (Jun. 2021)
"The instructor provided functional information and problem solving solutions for practicing SLPs in the acute setting. I especially enjoyed the discussion on populations/rationale for MIP/MEP training. Excellent course." T.S. (May 2021)
"I liked the video examples included within the presentation. The discussion on establishing RMT program based upon MIP and MEP results and reviewing the various RMT devices was most beneficial." L.T. (Apr. 2021)
“I appreciated the research grounding throughout the entire presentation.” J.L. (Mar. 2021)
"Excellent on data for respiration/inhalation." T.H. (Mar. 2021)
"Going over the information regarding the difference between resistance devices and pressure threshold devices and the different types of RMT devices available was most beneficial. I liked the demonstrations for obtaining the MIP/MEP and the research behind the benefits of RMT." L.M. (Feb. 2021)
"I enjoyed the specific treatment protocol guidelines and the review of the various RMT devices. The videos were helpful." B.P. (Jan. 2021)
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #37079. This eCourse is offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Client Factors: Body Functions, Body Structures;Â Activity Demands; Performance Skills 2. OT Process: Evaluation; Intervention: Develop intervention plan. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Harrison Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Department of Surgery, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Duke University. Dr. Jones spends his professional effort in seeing patients in the clinic and conducting research. He has over 20 years of experience working with medically complex children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders. Dr. Jones has led the training and implementation of the Duke Speech Pathology respiratory muscle training (RMT) program in pediatric and adult inpatient and outpatient settings. His research interests include the use of RMT in diverse patient populations, including individuals with neuromuscular disease.
Financial — Harrison Jones is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Harrison Jones receives financial support from the Genzyme Corporation related to RMT in patients with Pompe disease; receives grant funding, travel support, and honoraria.
Financial — Harrison Jones receives grant support from the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (R21AR069880).
Financial — Harrison Jones is a consultant for Aspire LLC makers of the EMST 150; receives consulting fee.
Financial — Harrison Jones has US Patent Applications (No. 15/900,036 and 15/900,091) filed 2/20/2018 for RMT-related intellectual property, optioned by Aspire LLC; has intellectual property rights, holds a patent on equipment, receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Harrison Jones has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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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.
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