Preventing Choking and AspirationChoking and Aspiration
Injury Prevention for Older Adults
(1 hour) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); MD OHCQ 20 Hour;      MI AFC; PA DPW

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #2862013-1.00-3573-DL for 1 clock hour for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for 20 hour Assisted Living Manager Continuing Education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: As people age, the risk of injury or death from choking and aspiration increases. The purpose of this program is to help caregivers of older adults prevent choking and aspiration.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize choking hazards;
  • Remove choking hazards from the environment;
  • Prevent choking by increasing the level of assistance when needed; and
  • Teach choke prevention practices to caregivers and older adults.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • The Risk of Choking and Aspiration
  • How Choking and Aspiration Happen
  • Aging and Swallowing Disorders
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Hazards and Prevention Ideas
  • Resident Rights

Course Authors: This course was adapted from Injury Prevention for the Elderly, a video/print training program consisting of ten modules written by Bonnie L. Walker, PhD. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Edward F. Ansello, PhD; Kenneth H. Beck, PhD; Norman K. Bohrer, MD; Claire S. Cole, MA, RN; Peter P. Lamy, ScD, PhD; Ruth K. Miller, MS; Nancy J. Osgood, PhD; James P. Richardson, MD, MPH; Margaret V. Rowe, RPH, PharmD; April L. Walker, BS; Jean F. Wyman, RN, PhD; and Ilene H. Zuckerman, PharmD. The CBT and Web versions of this program were developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, funded by a grant from NIA 2R44 AG18678, Using CBT and the Web to Train Board and Care Staff.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hour.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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