The relationship of reflux to dysphagia, breathing abnormalities, and vocal dysfunction are perplexing and complex. This course helps healthcare professionals gain a keen working knowledge of this relationship, along with its diagnostic and therapeutic implications.
The course takes the professional out of the realm of traditional dysphagia therapy and into the realm of therapeutic management of the esophagus, oral cavity, nasal sinus region, larynx, and respiratory function. Healthcare professionals will walk away with therapy goals, strategies, and techniques to deal with all aspects of this triad region. Patients in their care will benefit from this interdisciplinary approach, as the professionals breadth of vision will protect patients in a more holistic manner rather than tunnel vision traditional swallowing therapy only.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Discussion of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
- How LPR affects digestion
- How LPR affect oral/nasal/sinus region, and respiration
- Discussion of the trigger system of normal upper digestion
- Examination of the correlation of diseases and symptoms
- Procedural studies which diagnose Gastrointenstinal (GI) diseases
- Therapy strategies which directly impact deleterious effects of LPR Therapy
- Vocal and oral hygiene
- Bio-mechanical therapy
- Vocal dysfunction
- Breath Support and management
- The importance of following behavioral reflux precautions strictly
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on dysphagia and reflux disease.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the triad relationship resulting from Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPR)
- List the trigger system of normal upper digestion
- Define chemical pneumonia.
- Identify the therapy strategy of coughing and throat clearing cessation.
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: 2
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Respiratory Therapists, Dietitian/Nutritionists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
CDR CPE Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 3050, 5210
Performance Indicators: 2.2.1, 2.3.2, 8.3.1
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
- Financial – Ellen Friedman is the owner of Speak the Speech LLC and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- 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.