Effective evaluation and management of dysphagia in adults requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of swallowing and the relationship to the functions of respiration. Structures, functions and neurophysiology of the aerodigestive tract are discussed, including detailed information about cranial nerves.
Course created on March 23, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between respiration and swallowing
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the neurophysiology of swallowing and breathing.
- After this course, participants will be able to list oral and pharyngeal structures involved in swallowing and breathing.
- After this course, participants will be able to match cranial nerves to motor and sensory functions in swallowing and breathing.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to perform a basic cranial nerve exam as part of a clinical swallow evaluation.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction: Why this information is important to learn|
|10-25 Minutes||Central nervous system control of breathing and swallowing|
|25-40 Minutes||Coordination of breathing and swallowing|
|40-75 Minutes||Oral and pharyngeal structures: muscles, innervation and role in swallowing and breathing|
|75-80 Minutes||Incorporating cranial nerve examination in clinical and instrumental swallow exams|
|80-85 Minutes||Practice cases|
|85-90 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S (retired) is the former director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington, an acute care facility in Lexington, KY. As president of Swigert & Associates, Inc., she continues to teach and write in the areas of dysphagia, coding and reimbursement and documentation. She is currently the Process Excellence Coordinator and a Certified Green Belt in Lean/Six Sigma in the Outcomes Department at Baptist, where she coaches teams in process improvement methodologies. She received her master's degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a former President of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council of State Association Presidents, and was President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1998. She received the Honors of ASHA in 2015. She chaired the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders from 2012-2014.
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