Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology A. Meet Sally B. A Few Definitions C. Anatomy of the Swallow D. Physiology of the Swallow E. Neural Control F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Identifying Dysphagia A. Causes of Dysphagia B. Dysphagia Screening C. Water Swallow Test D. Performing the Test E. Symptoms of Dysphagia F. Nursing Assessment G. Swallow Evaluation H. Instrumental Assessment I. Review J. Summary Section 4: Management of Dysphagia A. Goals of Dysphagia Treatment B. Diet Modifications C. Thickened Liquids D. Associated Risks E. Free Water Protocol F. Compensatory Techniques G. Importance of Oral Care H. Feeding Tubes I. Review J. Summary Section 5: The Interdisciplinary Team A. The Goals of the IDT B. The Team Members C. Other Team Members D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. References C. Course Contributor D. Congratulations
Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP has been practicing speech language pathology for 8 years focusing on the dysphagia and neurogenic communication adult population. Amy has worked in various New York City acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, short term rehabilitation centers, home health care, and outpatient private practice. She has extensive experience in performing and evaluating Modified Barium Swallow Studies. Her teaching experience includes supervising Clinical Fellows to attain their certification, as well as certified speech–language pathologists in home health and skilled nursing facilities. Amy has also worked extensively with the New York City Board of Education K- 12 and Special Education schools. Special projects include publishing various articles for trade magazines and blogs, contributing to CEU courses, publishing of a live website, and creating clinical assessments and evaluations. She is currently authoring a speech and language textbook and conducting a research study in dysphagia. Disclosure: Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.