Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing Disorders 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the swallowing disorder dysphagia. A review of the mechanics and stages of swallowing are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of aspiration, with a review of diagnostic tests and interventions used to assist those with dysphagia. Strategies for aspiration prevention are discussed, including diet and liquid modifications.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-SWLD

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SWLD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Describe the mechanics of normal swallowing.
Differentiate between normal swallowing and dysphagia.
Describe the two different types of dysphagia.
Define oropharyngeal dysphagia.
Define esophageal dysphagia.
Describe the most common signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
Discuss methods to enhance safety for those with dysphagia.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD

Katherine Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, is a board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics in White City, Oregon. She is involved actively in the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served as nominating chairperson, social media chairperson, professional development director, and 2018-2019 chairperson.

Disclosure: Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics as Full time employee
Instructor: Maria M. Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC
Maria M. Baptiste MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC, is an advance practice nurse in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at University
Hospital in Newark, N.J. Disclosure: Maria M. Baptiste, MSN, APRN-BC, NP-C, CCRN-CMC 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: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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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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