The Essentials of Dysphagia Evaluation -
(formerly Evaluation and Treatment of the Dysphagia Patient: Bedside Assessment and MBS
Understanding the Dysphagia Patient
In order to evaluate a patient, health care professionals must be familiar with
numerous disorders which may impact swallowing. Disorders are an important
consideration, however, one must be aware of the impact of various medications
on the swallowing mechanism.
This one-day course will discuss disorders and the potential impact on the oral,
pharyngeal, and esophageal stages of swallowing, as well as medications often
prescribed. In addition, bedside evaluation will be outlined and various
dysphagia assessments will be presented for consideration in the evaluation
process. If you are not utilizing a standardized evaluation, specific red flags
will be identified that you can add to your evaluation checklist.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Recognize who is at risk for dysphagia and why
- Understand disorders that may impact the oral,
pharyngeal, and esophageal swallow
- Identify medications that adversely affect the
- Discuss function of specific muscles in the
oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal stages of swallow
- Identify assessments available for use in the
Please bring a stethoscope with you to this
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
DENISE DOUGHERTY, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech
Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience. Ms. Dougherty owns
and operates a private practice in Indiana, Pennsylvania, where she conducts
therapy with both children and adults. Even though she is licensed and practices
in Pennsylvania, she provides therapy for clients throughout the United States
and overseas. In addition, Ms. Dougherty is certified in VitalStim® therapy and
is a VitalStim® instructor, has completed additional training in
oro-myofunctional therapy, is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing
Association and the American Speech and Hearing Association, and has received
numerous ASHA ACE Awards. She is a past President of the American Academy of
Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), serves as the
AAPPSPA liaison for ASHA Health Care Economics Committee, and received the
Academy's 2007 Honor Award for her achievements.
While the majority of her career has been spent in long-term care facilities,
hospitals, and home health, Ms. Dougherty has also found time to work with
United Cerebral Palsy, Easter Seals, and previously served as secretary of the
Corporate Speech Pathology Network (CORSPAN). Ms. Dougherty served as a
consultant for The Arijah Children's Foundation in Anguilla, British West
Indies, providing evaluations and therapy for special needs children involved
with the Foundation.
Ms. Dougherty served as an adjunct facility member at York College of
Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Ms. Dougherty is a member of
the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on
initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency,
economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. She
received her bachelor's degree in communication disorders from Marywood
University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; a master's degree in communication
disorders from St. Louis University; and has completed postgraduate courses at
Johns Hopkins University.
Financial - Instructor for Vitalstim® and receives a speaking honorarium from
Cross Country Education
Nonfinancial - Therasimplicity: discount for subscription available; Ark
Therapeutics, E-swallow, Spectramed: Provides equipment for display for therapy.
Receives no compensation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech Therapy Assistants
- Restorative Nursing Staff
- Dietary Managers
- Rehab Managers
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Nursing Assistants
- Nursing Home Administrators
- Activity Professionals
- Occupational Therapists
Cross Country Education, LLC is accredited as a
provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This course is offered for 6 contact hours.
Cross Country Education, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing
education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs
does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical
procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of
OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education, LLC is approved by the Continuing Education Board of
the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing
education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course
information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products or clinical procedures.
This course is offered for up to .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social
work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB),
through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider
since 1999, approved through 1-27-15). Cross Country Education maintains
responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing
education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers
should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current
continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at
www.aswb.org for more information.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered
Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been submitted for approval of 6 educational clock hours to the
Certifying Board for Dietary Managers.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification
for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
This program has been submitted for approval of 6 CPEUs hours to the Commission
on Dietetic Registration.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing,
provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing,
approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing
education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards
(NAB) and has submitted this program for the number of clock hours listed under
their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have
final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.
This course has been submitted for approval of 6 hours of continuing education
SEMINAR CLASS TIMES:
Seminar Check-in 7:30 AM Seminar Class Time 8:00 AM
- 3:30 PM
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