RESPIRATORY MUSCLE WEAKNESS
EPISODE 1: Address Respiratory Muscle Weakness First
Join leading experts, Sigfredo Aldarondo, MD, and Nina Bausek, PhD. They’ll discuss how improving respiratory muscle weakness can help reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient quality of life.
EPISODE 2: TOP 10 ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT TOOLS TO ADDRESS RMW AND HOW THEY RELATE TO REIMBURSEMENT
With an ever-increasing focus on improved patient outcomes via efficient, evidence-based interventions, clinicians must be well-equipped with the assessments, treatment tools and training to quickly identify and treat a wide variety of conditions
EPISODE 3: TREATMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND DISCHARGE PLANNING AS IT RELATES TO RESPIRATORY MUSCLE WEAKNESS
The consequences of Respiratory Muscle Weakness impact almost 100% of institutionalized elderly and spans across many patient conditions. Join us to get proven tools you can implement immediately in your practice.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Identify respiratory system breakdown implications related to Respiratory Muscle Weakness (RMW)
Discuss top assessments used in identifying RMW and obtaining baseline measures
Which disciplines should take the lead for what assessments
Go over a few wearables and mobile apps therapists and patients are now utilizing
New knowledge of RMT to implement a program in your setting to improve functional outcomes
Compare current medical devices therapists use for PEP,IS, and RMT
Discuss and demo The Breather as a device when providing Respiratory Muscle Training
Relate RMT to current and new reimbursement changes including PDPM and PDGM
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
MDMD, CMO, Pulmonologist, Professor, Ret Lt Col
Dr. Sigfredo Aldarondo graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and has been practicing in Pulmonology for the last 34 years. He is a retired Lt. Col and is recognized as one of the top physicians in his field and is an associate professor at the University of Central FL’s School of Medicine. He currently practices out of Winter Park FL and is also the Medical Director of Respiratory Care for Advent Health. Dr. Aldarondo also serves as PN Medical’s Chief Medical Officer.
Nina Bausek, PhDChief Scientist
Nina Bausek is a graduate of the University of Vienna. She developed her scientific and leadership skills doing research and teaching at the University of Oxford and the University of Sheffield in the UK. She excels as a biologist and geneticist and has been granted funding from Cancer Research in the UK. Her findings have been published in International Journals. She worked in the areas of fertility, immunology and oncology as a researcher. She serves as Chief Scientist for PN Medical.
COTA/L, RAC-CT, Director of Breather University
She is a COTA/L, RAC-CT, and certified dementia care specialist, and has been an OT Assistant for over 18 years working as a rehab director in various cardiopulmonary settings.
Elizabeth (Betsy) Page
MA, CCC/SLP, Master Clinician
Betsy has been a Medical Speech Language Pathologist for 14 years since graduating from University of Central Florida. She enjoys practicing with a strong interdisciplinary team to support the rehab process for persons predominantly in the geriatric population. One of her professional passions is clinical education and treatment of patients with cardiopulmonary diagnoses. She finds great joy in helping her patients achieve greater function and quality of life.
MSCCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Connie graduated with a BS in Speech and Hearing Science and MS in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah She worked in skilled nursing facilities & post-acute rehab since 2001. Her experience includes addressing communication and swallowing disorders with patients who are medically complex, have cardiopulmonary or neurologic disorders and those with dementia. She currently is a speech-language pathologist at a CCRC in FL & serves as a content consultant for PN Medical.
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