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Gauging the Aging Swallow: 3-Part Course for the Medical SLP

# e168   Gauging the Aging Swallow: 3-Part Course for the Medical SLP

by Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S & Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP

0.25 CEUs

$ 44.00

This 3-Part Course for the Medical SLP consists of:

  • Part 1 - The Aging Swallow: Changes resulting from presbyphagia will be contrasted with dysphagia symptoms caused by abnormal pathologies in the elderly.
  • Part 2 - Assessment of the Aging Swallow: Different assessment techniques, such as FEES and MBSS, will be described including a discussion of clinical decision-making between the two in the elderly.
  • Part 3 - Treatment Therapy: Additionally, a variety of treatment approaches will be reviewed to facilitate safe swallowing and maintain adequate nutrition/hydration in the elderly.

This presentation will review the normal adult swallowing mechanism and describe the effects of aging on deglutition. The assessment section will also provide an overview of the influence of medications, lab values and medical diagnoses on swallow function in older adults. Factors influencing dysphagia therapy selection will be discussed with a focus on maximizing quality of life and providing person-centered care, especially at the end of life, in the aging population. Offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.

"Old age is NOT a disease!" – Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab. 

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the anatomical and physiological changes in swallow function caused by aging in otherwise healthy older adults.

  2. Differentiate between normal age-related changes in swallowing, i.e. presbyphagia, and abnormal pathologies causing dysphagia in older adults.

  3. Describe evidence-based techniques used to evaluate swallowing in older adults.

  4. Identify compensatory and rehabilitative treatment approaches that promote safe swallowing and adequate nutrition/hydration in older adults.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

 

Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, with over 23 years experience, specializing in adult neurological rehabilitation with a special interest in dysphagia and stroke rehabilitation. She owns Speak Well Solutions, LLC.  She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a board certified swallowing specialist, six time ACE Awardee, mentor and CFY supervisor. She currently serves on the Adult Services Committee for the Maryland Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society where she serves on the Website Communications and Public Relations Committee. She is co-creator/author of the mobile app 'Dysphagia Therapy', and published author for the ASHA Leader. Finally, she is an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland, College Park.



Financial — Yvette McCoy is the presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society Website Public Relations Committee; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a board member of the Dysphagia Group Advisory Board-Facebook; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Yvette McCoy is a member of the Adult Services Committee Maryland Speech Hearing Association; receives no compensation in this role.


Rinki Varindani Desai, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist specializing in the rehabilitation of speech, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders in adults. She is a certified brain injury specialist, VitalStim® certified dysphagia therapist and an ASHA ACE awardee. She currently serves on ASHA’s SIG 13 Editorial Review Committee and the Dysphagia Research Society’s Website, Communications and Public Relations Committee. Rinki created the Medical SLP Forum on Facebook and co-created the mobile app Dysphagia Therapy. Originally an SLP from Mumbai, India, she currently practices in Rochester, New York.

Financial — Rinki Varindani Desai is the presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Rinki Varindani Desai is the co-creator of the mobile app Dysphagia Therapy by Tactus Therapy; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Rinki Varindani Desai is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society; receives no compensation in this role.

Nonfinancial — Rinki Varindani Desai is a member of ASHA's SIG 13 Editorial Review Committee; receives no compensation in this role.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.25 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 2.5 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 12/31/2017.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

  • More FAQ: Please click here.

More Offerings by: Yvette McCoy

Ecourses

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e139 The Cranial Nerve Examination: Integrating Assessment and Treatment in Dysphagia Management
Yvette McCoy, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.25 $44.00

"I appreciated the discussion on the difference between the aging swallow and normal swallow vs dysphagia." – C.T. (Mar. 2017)

"I found the specific information presented on lingual pressure in relation to presbyphagia versus dysphagia most beneficial. I liked that the information was presented in an organized manner. " – A.M. (Mar. 2017)

"I liked the portion on the normal aspects of aging swallow and the mbs videos." – M.R. (Mar. 2017)

"I enjoyed the information on the effects of medication. It was a well organized course, but I was expecting information on lung function." – I.B. (Mar. 2017)

"The aging swallow information was very helpful. I liked that it was evidence based information." – A.K. (Mar. 2017)

"I loved that it included an excellent explanation of clinical decision making between FEES and MBS." – A.R. (Jan. 2017)

"I liked how the presenter handled information in an unbiased manner as some of the information in the treatment of dysphagia can be conflicting." – K.C. (Jan. 2017)

 

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