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Impact of Impaired Anatomy and Physiology on Treatment of Dysphagia in Adults (WEB19311)

Presenter(s): Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Course Description


In this course, presenter Nancy B. Swigert examines the impacts of impaired anatomy and physiology on swallowing safety and efficiency in adults. The course is designed to aid clinicians in managing the evaluation and treatment of adults with oropharyngeal dysphagia. The speaker discusses the functions of specific structures, spaces, and muscles related to swallowing as well as the relationship between esophageal and oropharyngeal signs and symptoms.

The course features clearly labeled animations and videos of instrumental studies – e.g., videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) – at different speeds to guide clinicians’ ability to interpret the imagery. The course also includes interactive “quizzes” throughout, which provide feedback on application of concepts.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the impact of impaired anatomy and physiology of the oral, and pharyngeal structures on the safety and efficiency of swallowing in adults
  • name major structures, spaces, and muscles and state their function in oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal swallowing
  • discuss how abnormal anatomy and/or physiology relates to treatment goals

Assessment Type

Self-assessment

This course is part of the Fundamentals of Dysphagia learning path.

What is a learning path? A learning path is a curated set of courses on an essential topic, designed for you to take in order—or in whatever order you wish—as you have time in your schedule. Our learning paths identify sets of key courses so you can get on your way to mastering particular areas of practice according to your needs, priorities, and interests.

This learning path is designed for clinicians who are new to the area of swallowing disorders—as well as experienced clinicians who want a refresher. Taken together, these courses provide a comprehensive overview of dysphagia assessment and treatment.

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Subscribers Ratings
3
CONTINUING EDUCATION
PDH: 4
ASHA CEU*: 0.4
COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): WEB19311
Available Through: July 31, 2024