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Registration is now open for Managing Aspiration Pneumonia

Course Opens: July 23, 2018 (self-paced)

Course Closes: August 17, 2018 (no extensions allowed)

Registration Deadline: July 19, 2018, 9:00 AM Central Time 

Target Audience:  Basic/Moderate

Learning Objectives:

After the course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to recognize and manage aspiration pneumonia.
  • Looking at and managing the sources of fluid that causes aspiration.
  • Step-wise management of Drooling
  • Understand when referral to sub-specialty care including aerodigestive clinic would be helpful

Description: The impaired airways resulting from aspiration is a very common factor that shortens the length of life of our patients and decreases the quality of life of both our patients and their families. In this series we will explore the diagnosis of aspiration, consider the sources of foreign material that is aspirated and discuss the evaluation and treatment options. Drooling is a significant source of aspirated material encountered by our patients with neurologic impairment. We will spend significant time discussing step wise drooling management. We will also introduce the concept of the aerodigestive clinic as a resource for effective diagnosis of aspiration issue.

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be granted to AACPDM eCourses enrollment. Any cancellation requests must be received in writing prior to the course start date to info@aacpdm.org. Approved requests will be given credit towards a future AACPDM eCourse. There are currently no eCourses in-progress. Please check back soon for details on the next eCourse. 

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    Available courses

    Managing Aspiration Pneumonia

    Presenters: Dr. Art Beisang, Dr. Cristina Mikesel, Dr. Micah Berman, Dr. Rayna Grothe, Susan Ellerbush Toves

    Course Description: The impaired airways resulting from aspiration is a very common factor that shortens the length of life of our patients and decreases the quality of life of both our patients and their families. In this series we will explore the diagnosis of aspiration, consider the sources of foreign material that is aspirated and discuss the evaluation and treatment options. Drooling is a significant source of aspirated material encountered by our patients with neurologic impairment.  We will spend significant time discussing step wise drooling management.  We will also introduce the concept of the aerodigestive clinic as a resource for effective diagnosis of aspiration issue.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After the course the participants will be able to:

    • Understand how to recognize and manage aspiration pneumonia. 
    • Looking at and managing the sources of fluid that causes aspiration.
    • Stepwise management of Drooling
    • Understand when referral to subspecialty care including aerodigestive clinic would be helpful


    Managing Aspiration Pneumonia

    Presenters: Dr. Art Beisang, Dr. Cristina Mikesel, Dr. Micah Berman, Dr. Rayna Grothe, Susan Ellerbush Toves

    Course Description: The impaired airways resulting from aspiration is a very common factor that shortens the length of life of our patients and decreases the quality of life of both our patients and their families. In this series we will explore the diagnosis of aspiration, consider the sources of foreign material that is aspirated and discuss the evaluation and treatment options. Drooling is a significant source of aspirated material encountered by our patients with neurologic impairment.  We will spend significant time discussing step wise drooling management.  We will also introduce the concept of the aerodigestive clinic as a resource for effective diagnosis of aspiration issue.

    Learning Objectives: 

    After the course the participants will be able to:

    • Understand how to recognize and manage aspiration pneumonia. 
    • Looking at and managing the sources of fluid that causes aspiration.
    • Stepwise management of Drooling
    • Understand when referral to subspecialty care including aerodigestive clinic would be helpful