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Aspiration Pneumonia Management
In Complex Cases: Time to go beyond the swallow – Recording

Presented by George Barnes MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Registration Fee: $247 for Speech-Language Pathologists


Course Available September 24, 2022 – September 24, 2027

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Describe an overview of the respiratory system and disease processes.
  • Identify the pathogenesis of aspiration pneumonia and its risk factors.
  • Using case studies, learners will identify how the speech-language pathologist assists in mitigating risk factors that go beyond traditional dysphagia interventions, including risk and benefit analysis, to improve clinical decision-making.


  • 0-20 minutes: Introduction
  • 20-160 minutes: Neuroanatomy
  • 160-190 minutes: Cognition and Language
  • 190-230 minutes: Neurology Diagnostics
  • 230-305 minutes: Impairments and Diagnoses
  • 305-370 minutes: Assessment
  • 370-410 minutes: Treatment
  • 410-565 minutes: Case Application
  • 565-570 minutes: Take Home Messages


  • 0-30 minutes: Introducing a more effective way to manage dysphagia
  • 30- 60 minutes: Respiratory overview
  • 60-120 minutes: Respiratory disease
  • 120-210 minutes: Respiratory management
  • 210-270 minutes: Aspiration pneumonia (AP) risk management
  • 270-360minutes: Decision making
  • 360-480 minutes: Complex case studies

Speaker Information and Disclosures

George Barnes MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is a Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders and has developed an expertise in dysphagia management focusing on diagnostics and clinical decision-making in the medically complex population. George yearns to make education useful, research clinical-focused, and quality care accessible. He co-founded a mobile FEES service to expand access to high-quality dysphagia services. George strives to go beyond the swallow in dysphagia management by looking at the whole patient which is evident in his research on a pneumonia risk calculator.

His speaking engagements aim to bridge research and patient care, which have included talks with ASHA, Dysphagia Cafe, EPSHA, SpeechTherapyPD.Com, NYSSLHA, CSHA, SHAV, Hackensack University Medical Center, Iona College, Medical SLP Collective, Swallow Your Pride, Fresh SLP, Private Practice Success Stories, and Speech Uncensored.

George has a track record of paying his knowledge forward to other professionals through his courses, his blog (The Scope), graduate school-level education, clinical fellowship and student supervision, the Student to Empowered Professional (STEP) mentorship program, Medical SLP Collective mentorship service, ASHA special interest groups, peer review for ASHA course material, and his Medical SLP Coaching Program which supports SLPs with the guidance they need to reach their clinical and career goals. He pushes forward various patient-centered initiatives through his work with the SIG13 Dysphagia Editorial Committee, the NJSHA Dysphagia Subcommittee, and participation in various interdisciplinary teams in the hospital setting.

With a passion for food and a deep appreciation for the joy and connection it gives to our lives, he has dedicated his life to helping others enjoy this simple, but deep-rooted pleasure.

Financial: Receiving an honorarium from Med SLPEd. Serve as a mentor for MedSLP Ed.

Involved in a research project to create a tool that would calculate the risk of aspiration pneumonia.

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Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

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