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Breath, Speak, Eat: What the SLP needs to know about respiratory failure
Presented by George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #104451 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. An overview of respiratory disease, respiratory failure, oral intubation, and dysphagia management is discussed in this course. How to recognize the risk factors and salient features of dysphagia after extubation in order to best evaluate and treat your patient is also described.

Supporting Feeding in Patients with Impaired Cognition
Presented by Amanda Stead, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10301Level: Introductory1 Hour
Patients who are losing weight or demonstrating behaviors that decrease oral intake are at high risk for adverse events, especially in the geriatric population. The impact of impaired cognition on feeding, and strategies to assess and treat patients who are struggling at mealtimes, are described in this course.

Aspiration Pneumonia Management in Complex Cases: Putting Theories into Practice
Presented by George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10276Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Theories of aspiration pneumonia risk management are described in this course, including use of decision-making frameworks and management guidelines in interdisciplinary teams. Medically complex case studies are discussed to show how these theories can be put into practice to improve patient outcomes.

Aspiration Pneumonia Management in Complex Cases: Beyond the Swallow
Presented by George Barnes, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10271Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. How aspiration pneumonia develops, and a risk management approach that focuses not just on swallowing but on evaluating and treating the whole patient, are discussed. A multi-step system that can improve risk assessment and decision-making for patients with complex medical conditions and multiple risk factors for aspiration pneumonia is presented.

Reflux: Impact on Our Patients and Evidence-Based Treatments, Part 2
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #10196Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of two-part series that provides an overview of reflux and its impact on our patients. This course discusses diagnostic tests for reflux and management with medications and diet. Available surgical and endoscopic treatments, as well as outcomes for individuals who have not had successful management utilizing pharmacology, are also addressed.

Medical SLP and COVID: What is Our Role?
Presented by Gabriella Barone, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #10197Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of the medical SLP’s vital role in management of patients with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Discussion includes swallow screenings, clinical and instrumental swallow evaluations and speech-language evaluations for this population, as well as considerations for tracheostomized or post-extubation patients or those on supplemental oxygen. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is also addressed.

Reflux: Impact on Our Patients and Evidence-Based Treatments, Part 1
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #10195Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series that provides an overview of reflux and its impact on our patients. This course describes basic functions of the esophagus, upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Diseases/disorders and other risk factors that contribute to reflux are also discussed.

Sarcopenia, Frailty, and Dysphagia
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
VideoAudioText
Course: #10113Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Interactions between frailty, sarcopenia, and an aging swallow can result in significant swallowing difficulties in geriatric clients. This course discusses the relationships between swallowing, frailty, and aging, as well as additional contributing factors, and describes interventions to manage and possibly prevent sarcopenic dysphagia.

Dysphagia MythBusters: Tackling the Truths About Patient Choice in Residential Care Settings
Presented by Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Video
Course: #10077Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Are your residential care patients with dysphagia “non-compliant” with their diets? This course provides a deep dive into a patient-centered approach to dysphagia care that also supports safety. Myths and facts surrounding patient choice are identified, and appropriate courses of action for the SLP are discussed.

Assessment and Management of Swallowing Function in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Presented by Kendrea L. (Focht) Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE
Video
Course: #9983Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on swallowing performance, best practices for assessment of swallowing, and the evidence that is currently available to guide management of dysphagia. Patient videos are used to highlight concepts discussed.

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