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Managing Dysphagia in Patients With COVID-19 in Acute Care and Beyond (PD102191)

Presenter(s): Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our patients in unusual ways. Patients with COVID-19 can present with a variety of symptoms: from loss of taste and smell, to fatigue, shortness of breath, and coughing. This session reviews current available evidence regarding best practices for dysphagia management for patients with COVID-19 in acute care and during their rehabilitation, including working through a case study.

This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Maximizing Outcomes for Medically Complex Patients of All Ages.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • summarize current and evolving evidence related to COVID-19 and effectively use it to inform patient care
  • describe how to account for the symptoms of COVID-19 within a comprehensive assessment of swallowing
  • design a treatment plan for COVID-19 that takes a multidisciplinary approach to care

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102191
Available Through: March 17, 2026