Managing the Patient with Acute Stroke - Dysphagia Screening

 

The goal of this course is to help clinicians to identify dysphagia early following a stroke and implement treatment strategies to improve overall outcomes for patients. Acute stroke is the leading cause of neurological dysphagia. Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, social restrictions, anxiety, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, acute/chronic illnesses, or even death. Swallowing abnormalities are associated with a higher mortality rate, making validated and reliable screening a necessity. This course will review current swallowing screens, discuss who should receive them, who should carry them out, and how to implement them in your facility. In the later part of this course, you will receive practical information about how to implement swallowing screens at your facility.
 

$15.00

Hours: 1.00
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Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

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

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

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

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


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

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

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

1.0 HOURS



This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

1.0 HOURS


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-AC-0-MANAGEPATIENT28
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the incidence and outcomes of dysphagia and aspiration in those with acute strokes.
Identify the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in supporting, developing, and managing a dysphagia screening program for acute strokes.
Identify dysphagia screening methods and/or tools nurses can use.
Describe the role of nurses in identifying those at risk for dysphagia.
Name diagnostic procedures and treatments for those with dysphagia.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Stroke and Dysphagia

Topic Introduction

Incidence

Impact

Early Identification

Review

Summary

Section 3: What is a Swallowing Screen?

Topic Introduction

Assessments

Screens

Diagnostic Examinations

The Clinical Swallowing Exam

Instrumental Exams

Screens vs. Diagnostic Exams

Understanding the Research

Informal Assessments

Review

Summary

Section 4: A Deeper Look

Topic Introduction

The Yale Swallowing Protocol (The 3 oz. Protocol)

The Nursing Bedside Swallowing Screen (NBSS)

Toronto Bedside Screening Test (TOR - BSST)

Modified Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA)

Gugging Swallowing Screen

Eating Assessment Tool (EATS)

Review

Summary

Section 5: Interdisciplinary Team Roles and Responsibilities

Topic Introduction

Nurse

Stroke Coordinator

Provider

Dietician

Neurology Specialist

Speech Pathologist

Review

Summary

Section 6: Implementation at Your Facility

Selection

Implementing Your Screen

Challenges

Dysphagia Management

Review

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

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.
Staff Writer: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
Elizabeth Kellerman MSN, RN started in nursing in 2007 after graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. While working in a critical care unit at Sutter Mills-Peninsula Hospital she earned her CCRN and TNCC. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college while working to receive her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as subject matter expert and content writer for Relias. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN 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; Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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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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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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