Dysphagia: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Dysphagia: An Interdisciplinary Approach 

Swallowing is one of the most complex neuromuscular functions the body performs. Impairment of any part of the swallowing process is dysphagia. Because of the complexity of dysphagia and the effects on an individual’s health, it is important for healthcare organizations to provide comprehensive care for the person with dysphagia. To provide comprehensive care, using an interdisciplinary team approach is recommended in the identification and management of dysphagia. This course covers the basic anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism, the process for identifying the presence of dysphagia, the various techniques used in the management of dysphagia, and the role of each team member in this management.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-DAIA

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.

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.

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.

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-PAC-0-DAIA
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the swallowing mechanism.
Explain how to identify the presence of dysphagia.
Discuss the techniques used to manage dysphagia.
Identify the role each interdisciplinary team member has in the management of dysphagia.

Outline:
Dysphagia: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology

A Few Definitions

Anatomy of the Swallow

Physiology of the Swallow

Neural Control

Review

Summary

Section 3: Identifying Dysphagia

Causes of Dysphagia

Dysphagia Screening

Water Swallow Test

Performing the Test

Symptoms of Dysphagia

Nursing Assessment

Swallow Evaluation

Instrumental Assessment

Review

Summary

Section 4: Management of Dysphagia

Goal of Dysphagia Treatment

Diet Modifications

Thickened Liquids

Associated Risks

Free Water Protocol

Compensatory Techniques

Importance of Oral Care

Feeding Tubes

Other Treatments

Outcomes Measures

Review

Summary

Section 5: The Interdisciplinary Team

The Goals of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)

The Team Members

Other Team Members

Review

Summary

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

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.
Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN 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: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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