How to Try This: Preventing Aspiration in Older Adults with Dysphagia
Sources: AJN, American Journal of Nursing
Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Published: February 2008
ANCC 2.5 CH
Purpose of Activity:To present registered professional nurses with information on best practices for the assessment and prevention of aspiration among older adults who are being hand fed or fed by tube.
Learning Objectives:After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:
1. outline the background information helpful for understanding the problems of dysphagia and aspiration, including risks, manifestations, and incidence.
2. plan the appropriate interventions for patients at risk for aspiration.