Many speech pathologists do not use published dysphagia evaluations in their examination of a client for dysphagia and may not be assessing everything necessary to document the swallow problem. The first step in a thorough evaluation is the chart review and patient/family interview - what should that chart review tell you and why is that important? Various screens and assessment tools will be discussed that are currently available for use. The muscles/nerves involved in the swallow process will be reviewed and what tasks will provide information on their ROM/strength.
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- Identify the specific information gained from a thorough chart review including: medical history, medication use, any instrumental assessments completed
- How to use the information revealed in the chart review to plan the patient/family interview during the evaluation
- Review of muscles involved in each phase of swallow - oral, pharyngeal and esophageal
- Discussion of various assessment tools including:
- Source for Dysphagia
- Manual of Dysphagia
- Assessment in Adults
- valuation of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
- Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Dementia
- Screens such as:
- Massey Bedside
- 3 oz. water swallow Standardized Swallowing Assessment
- Identify the levels of the National Dysphagia Diet appropriate compensatory strategies for safe consumption, documentation of education efforts, and further assessments including MBS, FEES, BS, GI/ENT referral
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the dysphagia evaluation, current literature and evidence based evaluation tools.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recall the importance of a thorough chart review and patient/family interview in the evaluation process
- Identify muscles/nerves and their function in the swallow
- Identify assessment tools currently available for dysphagia screens and dysphagia evaluations
- Discuss recommendations for appropriate com
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Contact Hours: 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist,
Instructional Level: Intermediate
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.
This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial — Denise Dougherty is the owner of a private practice and receives a salary. Denise Dougherty receives payment from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
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