Vocal Cord Dysfunction: Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment

Course: #6993 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 79 Reviews

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is characterized as an abnormal closing of the vocal cords during the inspiration producing airflow obstruction and frequently mimics asthma. This course will instruct the user how to evaluate and treat patients with VCD symptoms.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define vocal fold dysfunction (VCD) and provide a list of symptoms.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list the steps involved in differentially diagnosing VCD from asthma.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the evaluation methods used to diagnose VCD.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe current treatment approaches that improve VCD symptoms.


0-5 Minutes Introduction and definition of VCD, including symptoms
5-15 Minutes Description of VCD etiological factors
15-30 Minutes Description of assessment procedures
30-55 Minutes Treatment of VCD patients and the use of spirometry
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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