Many medical professionals have developed or participated in a rehab-dining, or multi-level dining rehab program. The developers of these clinical programs are often SLPs, OTRs, COTAs or nurses, depending on the facility and the leaders available. But there are often many variables and challenges from the beginning, which may lead to less desirable outcomes.
This course will address multiple factors, from research based studies to effective and proven strategies to achieving success beyond the inevitable challenges. Though every facility and each interdisciplinary team will have their own unique obstacles, each section of this course will address the most commonly reported obstacles that have been voiced from clinicians around the country.
This seminar-on-demand is 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession)
|Contact Hours: 5|
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: LVN/LPN, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, RN, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Medicare Compliance
- Defining the Rehab Dining Program
- Differences per facilities
- Strategies to Provide Person Centered Care
- Common Obstacles to the development of the rehab dining program
- Solutions to the first challenge: Productivity requirements of the therapist
- Obtaining the needed staff time and support to commit to the program.
- Working through the given resistance of staff and residents
- Addressing the challenges of residents who do not want to eat with or near those with deficits
- Assuring and promoting Resident Dignity
- Addressing Inconsistency about basic knowledge of textures
- Clarification of the Levels in the National Dysphagia Diet
- Consideration of other special diets
- Use of Visual Aids for Staff training and references
- Points of Feedback to help team players remember program components and to stay focused
- Developing criteria for admission to the Rehab Dining Program
- Addressing the challenges of nursing moving patients in the dining room and deviating from the program’s plan.
- Clarifying roles of each nutrition team member
- Interdisciplinary teamwork to achieve the desired results
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on multiple factors, from research based studies to effective and proven strategies to achieving success beyond the inevitable challenges in the rehab dining program
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- Cite 4 of the 8 F-TAGs discussed, as they relate to Rehab Dining Services.
- Identify five procedures to be included when defining a rehab dining program.
- Describe 3 key steps to working through staff resistance when developing a new program.
- Define the 4 Levels of Diet textures, based on the National Dysphagia Diet.
- List 5 factors to consider when developing criteria for admission to a rehab dining program.
- Define the roles of each member of the nutrition team.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: seminar-on-demand
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial - Lisa Milliken is the Director of Compliance & Education for Synergy Care and receives a salary. Lisa Milliken received a salary for the presentation of this course from HomeCEUConnection.com.
Nonfinancial - Lisa Milliken serves as the Louisiana representative to ASHA's State Medicare Administrative Contractor Network.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.