This is Part 3 of a week-long series, An Update on Dysphagia Assessment and Treatment: How to Do It and Why. In spite of improved understanding of swallowing and swallowing dysfunction, treatment strategies are often based on “expert opinion” rather than best evidence based practice. This course will enhance understanding of current evidence based treatment strategies as well as the limitations of best available research. This course is open captioned. (Part 1: Course 7678, Part 2: Course 7679, Part 4: Course 7681, Part 5: Course 7682)
Course created on July 13, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to state one anticipated positive outcome associated with diet modification and one potentially negative outcome associated with diet modification.
- After this course, participants will be able to state one anticipated positive outcome associated with use of compensatory swallowing strategies and one potentially negative outcome associated with use of compensatory swallowing strategies.
- After this course, participants will be able describe two patient populations with evidence based indications for enteral nutritional support.
|5-10 Minutes||Parameters of evidence based practice|
|10-20 Minutes||Diet Modification|
|20-25 Minutes||Compensatory strategy training|
|25-35 Minutes||Exercise-based treatment strategies|
|35-40 Minutes||Free Water Protocols|
|40-45 Minutes||Neuromuscular Stimulation|
|45-55 Minutes||Enteral Feeding|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Ms. Wigginton earned her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Murray State University in 1991. She is a clinician at the University of Kentucky Voice and Swallow Clinic and has worked in academic medicine for over 14 years. Her areas of expertise include alaryngeal communication, evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders in head and neck cancer patients and neuro-voice and swallowing disorders. She has a special interest in medical bioethics as it relates to the care and treatment of patients with swallowing disorders and head and neck cancer. She previously served as a member of the University of Kentucky Medical Center's Hospital Ethics Committee. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.
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