Evidence Based Practice Intervention for Dysphagia with Cardiopulmonary Disease


Course Description

Throughout the U.S., our Healthcare statistics depict that we are seeing patients with increasing medical complexities to include high levels of comorbidities and polypharmacy.  Heart Failure, COPD and Pneumonia rank as the highest risks for readmissions to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. The SLP's role to treat and monitor high-risk symptoms is more critical now than ever. 

This course provides direction through complicating etiologies of patients with cardiac and pulmonary disease processes, along with the significant poly-pharmacy that goes with these clinical scenarios. This includes effective, evidence-based resources and interpretive guidelines for the assessment and management of complex medical dysphagia patients. 

Following an overview of Heart Failure and Pulmonary Disease Processes, the course then addresses relevant information to include assessing breath sounds, understanding medications and inhalation therapy including their common adverse effects, evidence-based studies on thickened liquids and practical therapeutic applications for working with cardiopulmonary disease processes.  Finally, case studies are presented with applications of information reviewed throughout the course.

This seminar-on-demand is 8 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 8
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate