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Use of Thickeners in the Infant Population: Current evidence to guide practice, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Course: #7988 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour 997 Reviews
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This course will review the literature and practice considerations related to the use of thickeners in the medically fragile infant population. Thickener types will be described and complications of use will be discussed.

Course created on May 2, 2017

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Course Type: Video

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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe recent literature on thickening practice in the infant population.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain why viscosity is used as a compensatory strategy to impact swallow safety.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list types of thickeners and their benefits and limitations.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list alternative interventions for infant feeding and swallowing when thickening is not indicated.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Incidence of feeding and swallowing difficulties
10-15 Minutes Viscosity and viscosity values from the National Dysphagia Diet
15-30 Minutes Thickened liquids positive and negative impact on swallow function
30-45 Minutes Assessment of neonatal swallowing physiology and determining strategies to support safe feeding
45-50 Minutes Cincinnati Children's population and data sample
50-60 Minutes Overview of thickening products and considerations for use
60-70 Minutes Literature review of published concerns regarding use of thickeners
70-75 Minutes Benefits and limitations of 3 classifications of thickening agents
75-80 Minutes Cincinnati Children's Thickening Task Force
80-85 Minutes SLP considerations
85-90 Minutes Summary and Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Brenda Thompson - Financial: Brenda Thompson is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, SpeechPathology's cooperative partner for this event. Non-financial: certified-reliable examiner in the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS). Alison Riley - Financial: Alison Riley is employed by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, SpeechPathology's cooperative partner for this event. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate 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.


Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 1.5 hours of EI credential credit. See http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/page.aspx?module=15 for information about credit areas.


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.