Working with the dysphagia patient who is medically fragile can be challenging. Understanding how cardiopulmonary complexities impact on feeding and swallowing arms the rehab professional with the skills to make sounder decisions for the management of each particular patient.
This course provides direction through complicating etiologies of the dysphagia patient, to include those with cardiac and pulmonary disease processes, along with the significant polypharmacy that goes with these clinical scenarios. This course offers effective, evidence based resources and interpretive guidelines for the assessment and management of complex medical dysphagia patients.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, SLP|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- Cardiopulmonary complex patient factors
- Case study #1: Ms. L.C.
- Questions to consider prior to evaluation
- Review of medications
- Left VS Right heart failure
- Overview of causes of heart disease
- Methods of action from medications
- Keys to know about the patient with cardiac disease
- Evaluating the patient with pulmonary dysfunction
- A quick anatomical review
- Diet related precautions for the patient with COPD
- Evaluation protocols and considerations
- Documentation of the post-acute care
- Case studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to instruct the healthcare professional on cardiopulmonary complexities with dysphagia patients.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify five pharmacologic treatments for Heart Failure, and to list the methods of action and adverse effects of each.
- Cite research based predictors of aspiration, to include for patients with pulmonary and cardiac disease processes.
- Identify the contribution of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, heart failure, and pneumonia on the swallowing function.
- Recognize four diet related precautions for the patient with COPD.
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: 4
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Beginner 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.