Aspiration: Risks, Recognition and Prevention
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Aspiration is defined as the movement of a foreign substance into the lungs. Aspiration is very common and it can cause significant and serious complications. Recognizing factors that increase the risk for aspiration, knowing which patients are most likely to aspirate, and understanding the signs and symptoms of aspiration are essential to your practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This course will provide CNAs with the information they need to recognize and prevent aspiration.
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- Swallowing And The Gag Reflex
- Gag Reflex And Cough Reflex
- Aspiration Signs And Symptoms
- The Consequences Of Aspiration
- Prevention Of Aspiration
- Practical Methods For Aspiration Prevention
- Discuss aspiration signs and symptoms
- Describe the consequences of aspiration
- Explain practical methods for aspiration prevention