Understanding Swallow Assessment

Green Clock Hours: 1.50

Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, social restrictions, anxiety, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, acute/chronic illnesses, or even death. Difficulties swallowing are often associated with a higher mortality rate making validated and reliable assessments and the ability to interpret them a necessity in successful management. Early identification is dependent upon utilization and understanding of efficient assessment tools. This course will review the current types of swallow assessments, discuss who should receive them, who should carry them out, and how to implement them in your facility.

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Course Description

Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, social restrictions, anxiety, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, acute/chronic illnesses, or even death. Difficulties swallowing are often associated with a higher mortality rate making validated and reliable assessments and the ability to interpret them a necessity in successful management. Early identification is dependent upon utilization and understanding of efficient assessment tools. This course will review the current types of swallow assessments, discuss who should receive them, who should carry them out, and how to implement them in your facility.

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