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Aspiration: Risks, Recognition And Prevention

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

CE: 2.5 hours
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Course Summary

Both national safety and health facility protocol guide nursing practice in the area of aspiration risk precaution and treatment. Multiple factors influence the potential for aspiration risk and complications stemming from silent and major aspiration episodes. Nursing interventions in acute care and long-term settings involve recognizing the potential for aspiration and implementing preventive and timely treatment measures when an issue of aspiration occurs, such as aspiration pneumonia and its sequela.

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Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Swallowing And The Gag Reflex
  • Gag Reflex And Cough Reflex
  • Aspiration Signs And Symptoms
  • The Consequences Of Aspiration
  • Prevention Of Aspiration
  • Practical Methods For Aspiration Prevention
  • Summary


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