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