At the end of the session, the participant will have:
- An understanding of the relationship between breathing and swallowing.
- An understanding of the mechanism of aspiration and swallowing problems in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- The ability to follow swallowing safety guidelines.
- An understanding of the importance of maximising respiratory function to maintain safe swallowing.
- Improved knowledge of oral hygiene.
This session may be facilitated by a speech pathologist or respiratory nurse.
– Relationship between breathing and swallowing.
|Videofluroscopic swallowing study.
|Swallowing and aspiration.||How aspiration occurs.|
Consequences of aspiration.
Identification of swallowing problems.
|Breathing in COPD.||Disruption in coordination.|
|Swallowing in COPD.||Delayed swallow reflex.|
Inhalation before / after swallowing.
Difficulty with apneoic stage.
Increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux.
|Swallowing safety guidelines.||Postural strategies.|
Fatigue techniques and improved breathing.
|Summary and discussion.|