presented by Deanna Britton
Financial: Deanna Britton receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Deanna Britton has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Deanna Britton, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) – Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. She is Board…Read full bio
1. Why Consider Pulmonary Function in Dysphagia Assessment?
In the first chapter of this course, Deanna Britton explains the importance of assessing pulmonary function within the context of dysphagia assessment by speech language pathologists.
2. Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
In this chapter, Deanna Britton takes the student on a detailed tour of the thoracic region, including musculature and structures essential for pulmonary function. Key physiological processes essential for normal pulmonary function are also discussed.
3. Respiratory Pathophysiology
In the final chapter of this course, Deanna Britton describes scenarios in which normal pulmonary function can be compromised, including aspiration pneumonia, pneumonitis, and other conditions related to injury or disease processes.
4. Learning Assessment
Test your knowledge with a series of case-based questions.