Aspiration & Aspiration Pneumonia: Strategies to Reduce Risk
My patient is aspirating! Will it lead to pneumonia? Current evidence base tells us illness is not inevitable in aspirating clients. This course will allow participants to identify risk factors for aspiration pneumonia and to address those that the treatment team can modify. The evidence to support dietary interventions, oral hygiene, postural interventions and other techniques will be discussed to provide the participant with the most up-to-date tools to reduce aspiration-related illnesses in their clients.
Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and Board-Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut.