This course is designed to delineate the newest methodologies of dysphagia management. Diagnostic techniques have expanded considerably and therapy techniques have also expanded far beyond the realm of using compensatory strategies alone to treat swallowing dysfunction.
In this course the newest techniques are demonstrated with current up to date reviews in terms of the efficacy, practicality, and application.
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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- Philosophies and benefits of currently swallowing assessment techniques
- Discussion of select techniques, with pros and cons, including demonstrations
- Alarm Symptoms
- Screening tests swallowing assessment
- Philosophies and benefits of currently used swallowing therapy techniques
- Discussion of select techniques, with pros and cons
- Physiologic swallowing components
- Frazier Free Water Protocal
- Vocal Function Excercises
- Vital Stiumulation
- Masako technique
- Discussion of esophageal dysphagias
- Overview of obstructive dysphagia
- Discussion of Schatski’ Ring
- Overview of Peptic Stricture
- Overview of Barrett’s esophagus
- Overview of Achalasia
- Description of the entire trigger system of upper digestions
- The negative impact of PEG tubes
- How PEG tubes can exacerbate death
- Symptoms, etiologies, evaluation, and care of GERD
- Symptoms, etiologies, evaluation, and care of NERD
- Symptoms, etiologies, evaluation, and care of LPR
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a study on dysphagia management.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- List the philosophies and benefits of currently swallowing assessment techniques
- List philosophies and benefits of currently used swallowing therapy techniques
- Identify esophageal dysphagias
- Name normal physiology of upper digestion
- Cite Peg tube limitations
- Recognize the differences between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), nonerosive reflux disease (NERD), and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR)
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: Speech-Language Pathologists.
Instructional Level: Beginner
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 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Advanced 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.