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Pros And Cons Of Dysphagia Bedside Screening and Assessment

# e113   Pros And Cons Of Dysphagia Bedside Screening and Assessment

by James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

0.25 CEUs

$ 44.00

SLPs are increasingly asked to make important clinical decisions after performing shorter assessments.  Though it is not acceptable to cut corners in the assessment process, there are ways of more efficiently utilizing screening, assessment, and medical history data to develop informed diagnostic impressions, while understanding and accounting for the uncertainty involved in any medical testing process.  This course will review the screening and clinical assessment process, clarify the differences between dysphagia screening and evaluation, explain how to use evidence on screening and assessment to judge the value of testing components, and select test procedures based on good evidence.  Emphasized will be self-study to increase the clinician's background knowledge base, and the importance of understanding underlying disease processes, especially the natural history of the patient's primary disease and comorbidities.  Offered for 0.25 SLP CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.

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. Identify characteristics of both high and lower quality research on screening and clinical dysphagia assessment.
  2. Apply principles of serial screening in the dysphagia assessment process.
  3. Integrate important elements of the medical record during the decision-making process.
  4. Understand the limitations of clinical assessment and decide when it is appropriate to pursue instrumental evaluations.
  5. Accept the uncertainty of clinical assessment.
A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to 
receive a certificate of completion.

James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is an Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh where he co-developed the department's clinical doctorate program in Medical Speech Language Pathology. He teaches undergraduate, Master's and doctoral SLP students both in the classrooms and clinics through his active caseload at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also conducts dysphagia research. He lectures nationally and internationally about the medical aspects of the speech-language pathology profession. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders, and an ASHA Fellow.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — James Coyle is presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.

Nonfinancial — James Coyle has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

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 03/01/2017.

  • 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.

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More Offerings by: James Coyle

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e29 Aspiration Pneumonia and the Role of the SLP: Using Evidence To Determine Risks Associated With Oral Feeding
James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.6 $99.00
e101 Relevance of Lab Values and Medications in Dysphagia Management
James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
0.1 $24.00
e154 Perspectives on Dysphagia Service Delivery: All About Treatment
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP and James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Karen Dikeman, MA, CCC-SLP, BRS-S and Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Jacqueline Hind, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Marta Kazandjian, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jan Lewin, PhD,CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Christy Ludlow, PhD, CCC-SLP and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD and Paula Sullivan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
2.0 $199.00

"Comparing the screen to the CSE to the MBS/FEES and what each one can do was especially helpful. I really appreciated the information of specificity/sensitivity.  I liked the flow charts allowing visualization of information. Very helpful for technical information." - K.B., 7/27/2016

"I thought we would actually do screens and look at different ones." - E.S., 7/10/2016

"I liked the examples and case study presented." - G.C., 7/6/2016

"The discussion on the clinical assessment process was most beneficial." - G.N., 6/30/2016

"All of it was helpful." - R.K., 6/27/2016

"A review of statistics was nice. The review of validity of studies was great. However, I would have liked to have seen more specific screening tools and assessments used by clinicians." - J.R., 6/17/2016

"I liked that he shared my opinion that there are many times when instrumental testing is not appropriate." - S.D., 5/14/2016

"I enjoyed the discussion regarding pass/fail and the limitations to a CSE. Good refresher on terms." - S.G., 5/11/2016

"Good information. The discussion on best practices was most useful." - P.B., 4/19/2016

"Information was concise and pertinent. I especially enjoyed the information about detailed interview and observation." - C.B., 4/5/2016

"I appreciated the review and definition of terms needed for evaluating research studies. I liked the course format and visuals." - T.O.P., 3/23/2016

"Understanding all the components that go into a bedside eval was incredibly useful. I liked the 'timing' information - especially when having to respond to a consult within 24 hours - this may be too soon for the patient. I liked the presentation of video, audio and ppt slides." - S.N., 3/12/2016

"The format was great and easy to use." - S.P., 2/23/2016

"Learning the differences in assessment and what each can do was really useful. I liked the layout of the course." - J.C., 1/5/2016

"I appreciated the discussion re: how to determine validity of a screen. I liked the visuals." - M.N., 12/30/2015

"Logical, good pace, good info." - N.G., 12/29/2015

"The clinical assessment was helpful. However, I expected more of the actual screening process vs just the properties of a good screening and all of the statistical babble." - L.D., 12/27/2015

"The cranial nerve assessment and understanding the difference between screen and clinical exam was really beneficial." - S.W., 12/21/2015

"Very thorough discussion of the limitations of "failing" and "passing." " - T.E., 12/17/2015

"I liked the analysis of test design." - C.Z., 12/13/2015

"I liked that the information presented was within the framework of evidenced-based practice. I would've like a bit more information from presenter regarding specific CSE steps." - K.D., 12/11/2015

 

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