Aspiration Pneumonia Management In Complex Cases: Time to Go Beyond the Swallow
If you work in a hospital, chances are that you’ll encounter complex medical cases with known or suspected aspiration. These cases could involve respiratory disease, supplemental oxygen needs, multiple comorbidities, weak immune systems, feeding tubes, muscle atrophy, and a lot of uncertainty.
When and how should med SLPs intervene if aspiration is in the picture? Is the goal always to prevent aspiration as soon as possible? What if the patient wants to eat and drink anyway? George Barnes covers this and more in his eight-hour course, Aspiration Pneumonia Management in Complex Cases: Time to go beyond the swallow.