Dysphagia Screening and Interventions: Educating and Empowering Nursing Staff

Green Clock Hours: 1.00

Nurses play a vital role in screening dysphagia, identifying the need for a speech-language pathology consult, and ensuring speech-language pathology recommendations are followed for the best patient outcomes. However, several studies have identified gaps in collaboration between nursing staff and speech-language pathologists (SLPs), resulting in increased risk of aspiration and negative outcomes for patients who may be experiencing dysphagia. This course identifies the role of SLPs in advocating for the value of dysphagia screening and describes best practices in collaboration with nursing staff to support an effective dysphagia screening and management program. Ways to maintain professional and clear communication between each member of the interdisciplinary team are discussed.



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Course Description

Nurses play a vital role in screening dysphagia, identifying the need for a speech-language pathology consult, and ensuring speech-language pathology recommendations are followed for the best patient outcomes. However, several studies have identified gaps in collaboration between nursing staff and speech-language pathologists (SLPs), resulting in increased risk of aspiration and negative outcomes for patients who may be experiencing dysphagia. This course identifies the role of SLPs in advocating for the value of dysphagia screening and describes best practices in collaboration with nursing staff to support an effective dysphagia screening and management program. Ways to maintain professional and clear communication between each member of the interdisciplinary team are discussed.



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