Instructor:

Christine Sapienza, PhD, CCC-SLP

*This course is sponsored by the Jacksonville Area Speech Pathology Association (JASPA)

Course Description:

Respiratory muscle strength training or RMST is a device-driven therapy that targets muscles essential for ventilation as well as the airway protective functions of cough and swallow.  This course will review empirically-driven approaches for both inspiratory (IMST) and expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) in a wide range of patient groups.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand effectiveness of RMST for patient care.
  • Identify key anatomical and physiologic components of respiratory, swallow and cough.
  • Identify which patient populations respiratory muscle strength is considered effective.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess key measures of respiratory muscle strength and describe how these measures relate to the development of respiratory muscle strength training protocols.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of available devices for respiratory muscle strength training and describe advantages & disadvantages of each, as well as applicability to specific patient groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and implement respiratory muscle strength training protocols for patients.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess respiratory muscle strength training outcomes in terms of measures of respiratory muscle strength, swallow and cough.

Intended Audience: 
The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for SLP clinical designation.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

CEU Approval: 
This course has been approved for 6 hours (.6 CEUs)

The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning is also a recognized Continuing Education Provider in the state of Florida and automatically reports CEU credit to the Florida board.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email CEU@brooksihl.org and we will be happy to help clarify!