Dysphagia Management in Home Healthcare


This session examined and presented treatment strategies and practical interventions for dysphagia for older adults in the homecare setting. Disclosures: Jayanti Ray and Amy Reinstein have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Hours: 1.00 - 1.25


Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS

Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DMHH
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Identify the signs and symptoms of dysphagia and its impact on older adults.
Discuss the roles of various team members in providing dysphagia care to individuals with various medical conditions in homecare settings.
Identify various management strategies to address dysphagia due to various etiologies.

Introduction Topic 1: Dysphagia in Older Adults A. Dysphagia in Older Adults B. Impact of Dysphagia on Older Adults C. Signs and Symptoms of Dysphagia D. Assessments: Bedside Evaluation, Videofluoroscopic Study, Others E. General Treatment Topic 2: Role of Team Members A. The Need for an Interdisciplinary Team Approach B. The Dysphagia Team in Home Health C. Future Considerations D. Challenges of the Dysphagia Team Members E. Patient Rights and Responsibilities F. Terminal Care at Home G. Learning Activity H. Topic Summary Topic 3: Management of Dysphagia A. Dysphagia Management B. Providing Services to Remote Areas and Telehelp C. Patients with Mouth Problems D. Patients with Cognitive Decline E. Patients with Head and Neck Cancer F. Patients with Chronic Respiratory Impairments G. Alternative Feeding Methods H. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) I. Frazier Free Water Protocol J. Oral Healthcare K. Managing Oral Hygiene and Mouth Care L. Learning Activity

Instructor: Jayanti Ray
The author currently teaches graduate courses in craniofacial anomalies and voice disorders at the Department of Communication Disorders. She is a clinic supervisor as well as a consultant for vocal assessment and therapy for both pediatric as well as adult population. The author has culminated clinical experience as a full-time clinical speech-language pathologist in hospital, acute care, and skilled nursing facilities. The author has presented various professional papers related to voice in international, national, and state conventions. Disclosure: Jayanti Ray has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
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