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Polypharmacy & the SLP during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Part 4

Course: #9429Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Live WebinarTue, Sep 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT   Starts in 22h 57m

This is Part 4 of a four-part series. This course will describe the risks and long-term effects of polypharmacy and COVID-19 as they relate to the gastrointestinal system of dysphagia, including risks specifically associated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Factors contributing to polypharmacy in individuals with reflux dysphagia will be identified. Anatomical and physiological breakdown across the systems of dysphagia will be discussed.

(Part 1: Course 9408, Part 2: Course 9409, Part 3: Course 9428)

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Live Webinar

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT

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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the relationship between reflux dysphagia, PPIs, & COVID-19.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify factors contributing to polypharmacy in patients with reflux dysphagia.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the long-term effects of polypharmacy on the gastrointestinal system of dysphagia in patients recovering from COVID-19.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-20 Minutes Review of polypharmacy across the systems of dysphagia & the COVID-19 pandemic
20-35 Minutes Reflux dysphagia and the breakdown of the respiratory, neurological & cognitive systems of dysphagia
35-45 Minutes COVID-19 risk & PPIs
45-55 Minutes Reflux is dysphagia
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A

Presented By

Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Jeanna Winchester was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She owns a firm that provides continuing education and consulting services to healthcare professionals. Nonfinancial: Jeanna has authored articles related to this topic.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by

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 (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

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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: 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: Live webinars on 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 One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.