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Anatomy & Physiology of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Breathing and Swallowing in Adults

Course: #9621Level: Advanced2 Hours 510 Reviews
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Effective management of dysphagia in adults requires thorough knowledge of the anatomy and neurophysiology of swallowing and respiration and the coordination of these functions. Shared structures and neurophysiology of the aerodigestive tract are discussed as well as diseases of the respiratory system that can impact swallowing. Examples of application of this information to the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia are provided.

Course created on March 9, 2021

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.2 Advanced, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/2.0; SAC/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the upper aerodigestive tract.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe neurophysiology of pharyngeal phase swallowing and its relationship to breathing.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list three examples of how this information may be applied to evaluation and treatment of dysphagia.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Rationale for learning about breathing and swallowing
10-15 Minutes Brief review swallow physiology
15-45 Minutes Structure and function of tongue, pharynx and larynx
45-55 Minutes Structure and function of pulmonary tract
55-65 Minutes Structure and function of esophagus
65-95 Minutes Relationship breathing & swallowing
95-115 Minutes Applying knowledge to practice
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nancy Swigert was paid an honorarium for this course. She owns Swigert & Associates Inc, a consulting company, and has authored books/chapters related to the topic of dysphagia, for which she receives royalties. Non-financial: Nancy serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the National Foundation on Swallowing Disorders.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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