This course focuses on the disorders associated with dysphagia. By doing a chart review, red flags should be recognized by the speech pathologist which indicates dysphagia is potentially part of the package and which phase of swallow would be affected. A review of the importance of medications will be discussed and attendees will be instructed on identification of disorders that are often seen together.
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)
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- Chart review
- Important questions to ask
- Red flags to identify prior to face to face evaluation
- Disease processes that predispose the client to dysphagia
- Disease progresses
- Disease processes are often found together
- Identify disorders that often are found together
- Medication Review
- Impact of inappropriate medication pass/administration on the swallow
- Specific classes of medications that impact the swallow and the phase that could be affected
- Forms of alternate hydration and nutrition
- Importance of the family/patients values on NPO recommendation
- Problems that can occur with tube feeds and the most likely cause of the problem
Course Goals & Objectives:
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional on dysphagia disorders and the impact on swallowing.
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of a good chart review prior to the initial evaluation.
- Identify the disorders/disease processes that predispose the patient to dysphagia, disorders that are often found together and the impact on the swallow
- List specific medications that could contribute to dysphagia.
- Identify the benefits and burdens for Alternate forms of nutrition/hydration
- Identify specific disorders that impact the swallow.
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 and Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech & Language Pathologists
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
This course is offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial — Denise Dougherty is the owner of a private practice and receives a salary. Denise Dougherty receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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.