Dysphagia is often part of our patients’ diagnoses. This course will build on your basic knowledge of dysphagia and provide an overview of red flags, evaluation, recommendations including diets, swallowing strategies, and precautions as well as current research on dysphagia treatments.
Course created on November 5, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.2 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, 00690; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-799690; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/2.5 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 red flags for dysphagia that indicate the need for a dysphagia evaluation.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the impact of CVA on the phases of swallow.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the use of and rationale behind swallowing precautions and strategies recommended for a safe swallow.
|5-15 Minutes||Overview of the swallow|
|15-45 Minutes||Impact of CVA on the swallow|
|45-60 Minutes||Red flags|
|60-90 Minutes||Evaluation. Instrumental Assessment and Current Research|
|90-110 Minutes||Rationale and Use of Specific Techniques, Strategies, and Precautions|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Denise Dougherty owns and operates a private practice in Indiana, PA where she conducts therapy with children and adults. She received her bachelor's in communication disorders from Marywood University and her master's from St. Louis University. Since 2007, Denise has served on the Expert Work Group of the Physicians Office Quality Measure Project for Quality Insights of Pennsylvania working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries - specifically Medication Review. She is a past president of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), a past member of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee and co-editor of Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists. Denise works as a forensic speech pathologist and expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia, choking deaths and surgical errors.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 00690. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 2.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 2.5 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.