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Digital Seminar

Demystifying Dysphagia: Your Clinical Field Guide for Assessment, Treatment and Education


Faculty:
Gina England
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 23, 2015
Product Code:
POS062810
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Take home a comprehensive Dysphagia handbook
  • Resources, resources, resources (including apps and websites)
  • Free evaluation and screening protocols
  • Understand the effects of aging on swallowing
  • Medication-induced Dysphagia
  • Review an oral care protocol
  • Optimize secretion management
  • Learn Dysphagia exercises and maneuvers

The clinical management of Dysphagia is often perceived as one of the most challenging and daunting experiences. I was recently working with a patient admitted to our hospital with a history of CVA and a recent onset of Dysphagia. The medical referral stated that he was likely aspirating because he would start coughing within minutes of beginning a meal, and speech therapy was asked to make a recommendation for a modified diet consistency. The immediate and probable presumption was aspiration because the patient had a distant history of CVA and his pulmonary status was compromised with pneumonia. I knew this patient very well and indicated the following key points in my report: he did not experience a pharyngeal stage dysphagia with his original stroke, his vocal quality was markedly different in that he was atypically hoarse and his coughing was accompanied by a distinct acidic smell in the oral cavity. Lesson learned: persistent coughing is not necessarily a symptom of aspiration related to primary swallowing. This gentleman was eventually diagnosed with Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and a treatment plan was initiated to reduce the impact of this condition on his swallowing during PO intake.

Have you seen this type of patient in your practice? Did you know what to watch for, and what his symptoms were telling you? This patient’s situation is a reminder that we all need to fully appreciate the role of the esophagus in the management of swallowing disorders. Join me for a day filled with critical skills to increase your repertoire of Dysphagia management skills and tools.

Take home a 60+ page handbook that will serve as a comprehensive field guide to the assessment and treatment of Dysphagia. A supplemental handout section of the manual will provide you with screening tools, checklists, worksheets, cheat sheets and documentation forms that can be readily incorporated into your daily clinical practice. In addition to a comprehensive review of the manual's content, you will also benefit from actual Dysphagia videos, numerous case studies and in-class activities designed to assist in the internalization of some of the seminar's fundamental content. Increase your clinical confidence with this highly interactive and hands-on experience!

OUTLINE

A Deeper Understanding of Dysphagia

  • Swallowing misconceptions and pet peeves
  • Anatomy and physiology of a swallow
  • The effects of aging on the swallow
  • Disorders associated with Dysphagia
  • Medications that may induce Dysphagia
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Esophageal Dysphagia - our new frontier

Assessment and Screening Techniques

  • Evaluation and Screening Tools
  • The Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS)
  • The Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • The Esophagram/Barium Swallow
  • Manometers

Treatment Strategies

  • The phenomena of aspiration
  • Oral care protocols
  • Managing oral secretions
  • The maneuvers
  • Tracheostomy and extubation
  • Disease specific dysphagias
  • The National Dysphagia Diet
  • Naturally thickened liquids

The Post Script

  • Dysphagia competencies
  • Patient and family education
  • Managing non-compliance

Technology and Resources for Therapy

  • Commercially available products
  • Clinical resources (apps, websites, books, etc.)
  • Supplemental handouts

OBJECTIVES

  • State two age-related changes to the swallowing system in the elderly.
  • State three symptoms of an esophageal phase Dysphagia.
  • Explain the clinical benefits of the MBS/VFSS study and the FEES examination.
  • List three readily available/public domain Dysphagia screening tools.
  • Describe a basic but essential oral care protocol.
  • Define three primary objectives in the management of xerostomia.
  • State three components of a clinical rationale supporting the initiation of a protocol for naturally thickened liquids.
  • List three risk factors to consider when assessing a tracheostomy patient for PO intake.

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to PESI, Inc., PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

PESI would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 800-844-8260.

Credits


Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians

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PESI, Inc., PE001, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) (please check our website for current approval period). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 6.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this self-study program/materials. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. This self-study program/material is designated as LEVEL: 2.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 self-study continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

This course contains 6.0 hours of self-study continuing education. It was not offered for ASHA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. If audited for ASHA Certification Maintenance, you can submit this certificate of completion at that time. For state licensure, teacher certification renewal, or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists

Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 6.25 (Clinical) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level self-study course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number #50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.25 continuing education credits.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Successful completion of this self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This self-study package has been approved for 6.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #: RCST071001. Successful completion of this self-study course meets the qualifications for 6.25 clock hours of continuing education credit.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the APA and the ASWB. Full participation in this self-study course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Gina England Related seminars and products:

MA, CCC-SLP


Gina England, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a clinical speech pathologist in New Hampshire for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked in a variety of clinical settings across the medical continuum of care including acute care, acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, outpatient therapy and neurological day treatment programs. Gina’s areas of interest and specialty have included cognitive rehabilitation, aphasia, motor speech, dysphagia and pediatric aquatic speech therapy. Since 2011, Gina has developed a private practice that focuses on the ongoing provision of direct clinical services and the participation in education and training workshops/ seminars across the United States.

Gina has presented at numerous state associations’ annual conferences, including the New Hampshire and Vermont Brain Injury Associations and the New Hampshire Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to her role as a public speaker, she has also been a part time clinical faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire. She is also adjunct faculty at Granite State College and Nashua Community College, both of which are in New Hampshire.

Gina maintains a New Hampshire state license and ASHA certification in Speech Pathology. She also serves on the governing board for the New Hampshire Speech, Language and Hearing Association as the vice-president for Professional Development. Gina welcomes the opportunity to share her humorous and engaging style of presentation, which allows continuing education to be both fun and functional.


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Target Audience

Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Healthcare Professionals

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Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 13

Comments

SIRI W

"Very informative"

Linda M

"Gina England is a great speaker. Very easy to listen to."

Tami M

"She was delightful. Emmy indeed. It was great for a nurse to have this SL perspective. "

Betsy E

"One of the best CEU's I have ever listened to."

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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