A Comprehensive Look at Dysphagia Management


The use of evidenced based practice (EBP) in dysphagia management as well as dysphagia evaluation is crucial as with all health care related jobs where patient harm is always a possibility. This is to help clinicians make the safest decisions possible when considering patient care. Evidenced based practice utilizes three components to assure best conclusions on new research and treatment methods. With the use of technology there have been many new treatment methods introduced, some controversial, and older treatments validity lost in the paper trail. This course will correctly define and identify how to utilize evidence based practice to ensure clinicians make their most informed decisions on dysphagia treatments, new and current. This course will also review all dysphagia treatments that are considered EBP and others thought to be “hot topics” in the dysphagia treatment world. Disclosures: Amy Reinstein MS, CCC-SLP has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition


Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition accepts medical errors courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance of the Florida Department of Health. Relias Learning, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education in nursing by the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing, provider # 50-290. This course is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-562900.

American Occupational Therapy Association


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1, 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-562900.

Commission on Dietetic Registration


Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
This activity is approved for 1.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs).
Activity Number: 127787
Learning Need Code(s): 5210; 3050
CPE Level: Level II

Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; [email protected] or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).

Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-ST734B
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic swallow anatomy & physiology
Identify evidenced based dysphagia treatment strategies
Explain how to apply appropriate treatment methods

1. Anatomical review of swallow structures 2. Four Swallow Phases 3. Definition of Evidenced Based Practice 4. Compensatory Strategies a. Behavioral b. Postural c. Maneuvers 5. Oral motor 6. Diet Modifications 7. Medical Intervention 8. Respiratory 9. Biofeedback 10. Muscle Stimulation 11. Esophageal 12. Review case studies and apply treatment methods

Instructor: 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: entry level Speech and Language Pathologists; intermediate level Dietitians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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