Sometimes it’s hard to determine what’s causing swallowing difficulty in individuals with dysphagia. Does the swallowing difficulty make it harder to take medication or are the medications impacting their ability to swallow safely? Unfortunately, this confusion leads to frequent medication errors in these clients.
In this session, Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders, will teach you medication management in individuals with swallowing disorders. You will learn how pill swallowing impacts normal swallow physiology and identify alterations, and neurological changes, that occur in individuals with dysphagia. Medication formulations will be discussed and the legal implications of practices to facilitate administration, including crushing or thickening, will be reviewed.
You will finish this session with effective tools for improving safe medication administration, mitigating side effects that impact swallowing, and reducing medication errors in people with dysphagia.
NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation).
Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-844-8260 before the event.
This course contains 1.5 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.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 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.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits.
Approved for 1.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.
This self-study activity qualifies for 1.5 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.
|Manual - Dysphagia and Medication Management (1.4 MB)||62 Pages||Available after Purchase|
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Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a speech-language pathologist and Board-Recognized Specialist in Swallowing Disorders with over 21 years of experience. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts where she is involved in evaluation, treatment, and program planning for adults and children with dysphagia.
Ms. Mansolillo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Rhode Island College and earned her Master of Arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Connecticut.
Financial: Angela Mansolillo has employment relationships with Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Elms College. She is a consultant for Dysphagia Services, and receives a speaking fee from Medbridge, ContinuEd, SpeechPathology.com, and HomeCEU. Ms. Mansolillo receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Angela Mansolillo is board certified specialist, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Access never expires for this product.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to…
Pill/Tablet Swallow Physiology
Issues in Administration for People with Swallowing Disorders
Medication Induced Dysphagia
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