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Dysphagia Management in Head and Neck Cancer

Course: #7067 Level: Introductory1 Hour 1243 Reviews
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This course will review the causes, signs and symptoms, staging, and treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer. Evaluation and evidence based treatment strategies for patients undergoing chemoradiation will be reviewed. Information presented will include methods for management of side effects relating to swallowing. Implementation of a prophylactic swallow therapy program will also be discussed.

Course created on May 13, 2015

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe risk factors, signs and symptoms, and staging of head and neck cancer.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list treatment options for head and neck cancer.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe swallow evaluation and treatment procedures for patients before, during, and after treatment for head and neck cancer.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list strategies for implementing prophylactic dysphagia therapy for patients undergoing chemoradiation for head and neck cancer.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe management methods for the swallow-related side effects of treatment.

Agenda

0-10 Minutes Introduction and overview of head and neck cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms, staging, and treatment options for head and neck cancer.
10-20 Minutes Describe side effects of chemoradiation that may affect all stages of swallowing and review strategies to minimize those side effects.
20-30 Minutes Review of evidence-based research supporting prophylactic swallow therapy.
30-40 Minutes Discuss therapy strategies for managing dysphagia resulting from treatment.
40-50 Minutes Discuss multidisciplinary team management strategies to promote patient compliance and to maximize communication with other team members.
50-60 Minutes Questions and Answers

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Meryl Kaufman was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Meryl is a board member of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.

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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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 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 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.