Back to Basics: Applying Clinical Reasoning to the Clinical Swallow Assessment

Course: #9000Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Live WebinarTue, Oct 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

The clinical swallow evaluation, or bedside swallow evaluation, is sometimes a maligned component of dysphagia assessment because of its inability to definitively assess for aspiration. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the applications of clinical assessment, appropriate components for inclusion, and direction for forming conclusions and making recommendations based on clinical observations.

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Live Webinar

Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.15 Introductory, Professional; IACET/0.2; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.5; SAC/1.5

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe three components of a clinical swallow evaluation and the evidence that supports them.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify risk factors for aspiration in various patient populations.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate interventions based on results of clinical assessment.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction: The rationale for clinical assessment
5-30 Minutes Getting the most out of your chart review
30-55 Minutes Clinical observations: Positioning, cough, respiration
55-60 Minutes Oral mechanism and laryngeal assessment
60-80 Minutes Swallow trials: What do they tell me?
80-85 Minutes Putting it all together
85-90 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Angela Mansolillo was paid an honorarium for this course by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: No relevant relationships to disclose.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.


Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.