Restorative Rehabilitation Dining Programs: Successful Development & Implementation

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0.2 CEUs

$39.00

$31.00


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Description

This online course addresses protocols, logistics, goals and collaborative factors related to implementing a restorative rehabilitation dining program in your facility. Individual therapy provided in a therapy room is an appropriate environment to teach swallowing techniques such as maneuvers, positioning, adaptive equipment, sensory stimulation, and/or memory strategies to improve swallowing safety and efficiency. A real mealtime experience, however, is necessary to determine if these skills are being generalized safely to the dining environment as a client eats with fellow residents or family members.

Participants will learn to identify ideal patient candidates for rehabilitation dining programs, and learn the necessary steps to successfully implement rehab dining programs. Presented will be providing co-treatments with other rehab dining team members, policies and procedures related to rehab dining programs, how to document these important services, and how to safely advance diet consistencies. Added benefits of increased socialization and counseling opportunities will be discussed. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.

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 in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format:

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. Summarize goals of a typical restorative rehabilitation dining program.
  2. Identify indicators of ideal patient candidates for rehabilitation dining programs.
  3. Describe the roles of rehabilitation dining team members.
  4. Explain the function of interdisciplinary co-treatment during rehabilitation dining programs.
  5. Integrate logistical factors relevant to rehabilitation dining, including dining environment, location, time, equipment, and documentation.

AOTA

Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Client Factors, Activity Demands

OT Process: Performance Skills, Context and Environment, Intervention

Presenter & Disclosures

Laura Roberts, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and LSVT-LOUD certified clinician. Currently, she provides Speech-Language Pathology services through her private practice, Buffalo Communication Arts, and contractually through home health and medical agencies. She served as an instructor and clinical supervisor at SUNY Buffalo State from 2008-2015. For over 15 years she has worked extensively in the areas of swallowing and swallowing disorders, cognitive-communication, voice, speech, and language. She has worked at Erie County Medical Center, Western New York's Level One Trauma Center, specializing in the swallowing and communication/cognition of trauma patients. Working for Diversified Rehabilitation Services, she provided assessment and treatment at many Western New York nursing homes, health care agencies, and hospitals. As an instructor for Dynamic Therapeutic Resources, Inc., she traveled the Northeast, presenting her continuing education course, titled, "The Dysphagia Detective." She has presented on speech-language & swallowing to various medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, dieticians, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. In addition, she has presented to residents and medical students at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. She has been certified in LSVT-LOUD for individuals with Parkinson's Disease since 2014. In private practice she has provided medical SLP services as well as both individual and group training for accent modification and public speaking for businesses. In 2013, she was pleased to earn an ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) for completing over 70 hours of continuing education within the previous year.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Laura Roberts is the author of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Laura Roberts is a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 13: Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders and Special Interest Group 11: Administration & Supervision.

Nonfinancial — Laura Roberts is a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • OT
  • SLP

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.

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.

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.

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.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.

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State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs 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 CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.

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Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded. 

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Reviews

"The steps in setting up a rehab dining program were very helpful. I liked that the course was easy to follow with a visual powerpoint." – E.B. (June 2017)

"The inclusion of OTR was very beneficial." – J.B. (Apr. 2017)

"I liked the ideas on how to better my rehab dining program. However, I expected info on how to better train staff to assist with rehab dining (ex. CNAs or RAs)." – K.W. (Mar. 2017)

"I appreciated the discussion on developing a policy and procedure manual for a rehab dining program. The whole course was very good and informative." – D.G. (Feb. 2017)

"I found the information about program design, specifically the foundation elements (purpose, objectives, policies) that are required prior to the trial period very helpful. I enjoyed the added commentary and additional information about the instructor's experiences with restorative dining programs." – C.B. (Jan. 2017)

"I loved the reminder of the increased social and decreased embarrassment when treating dysphagia in a group setting. This course really got me thinking about how this could work in my facility and truly benefit many patients." – L.L. (Dec. 2016)

"Who knew about breakfast times?! I liked this entire course!" – C.A.C. (Dec. 2016)

"I enjoyed the whole course. I especially enjoyed the discussions on location for rehab dining, coordination of timely arrival of trays, and the importance of enlisting assistance, if possible in transporting patients to the program." – S.D. (Sept. 2016)

"Clear, concise, and with very practical information." - T.S. (Aug. 2016)

"A well-written course with a presenter who has obviously had much practical experience." – L.Z. (Aug. 2016)

"Excellent course." – C.J. (Aug. 2016)

"A great review of rehab dining programs. It was clear and direct and to the point. I work in rehab dining, and I found this information to be very accurate." – B.C. (July 2016)

"The discussion on overall procedural issues was most beneficial. I liked the common sense design of the course." – L.L. (Apr. 2016)