This is Part 3 of a three-part series on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This course will discuss nutrition options - including percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) - as well as strategies to use at mealtime. Culture and religion can influence acceptance of a feeding tube; therefore, a patient's decision should be documented in an Advanced Directive. Resources for the SLP and patient will be reviewed. (Part 1: Course #8717, Part 2: Course #8719)
Course created on January 22, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of ALS on nutrition.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the rationale for PEG placement in the patient with ALS.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three strategies to improve nutrition.
|5-15 Minutes||Impact of ALS on nutrition and hydration|
|15-30 Minutes||Strategies to improve nutrition and hydration|
|30-55 Minutes||Discuss decision making for PEG placement, rationale, role of culture and religion on decision-making process and advance directives|
|55-60 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 <i>Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists.</i> Denise works as a forensic speech pathologist and expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia, choking deaths and surgical errors.
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