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Dysphagia in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) – An Under-Recognized Impairment #e290


Presenters: Kendrea Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE & Emma Wallace, PhD

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Dysphagia – Implications for the SLP

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related condition in which there is intermittent temporary cessation of airflow during sleep resulting from partial or complete collapse of the pharynx. It is estimated to affect up to 1 billion individuals worldwide. Dysphagia prevalence in OSA ranges from 16 to 78%. This course by Drs. Wallace and Garand reviews the evidence to provide up-to-date information for clinicians about OSA, its impact on swallowing function, and how best to manage dysphagia in adult patients with OSA.

Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.

Course Overview & Run Time

Course Overview – Run Time: 1:05:20

  1. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
  2. Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  3. Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  4. Dysphagia in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  5. Management of Dysphagia in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  6. Other Impairments in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  7. Future Research Directions.
  8. Clinical Translation for SLPs.
  9. Conclusions.

"Course was filled with information that I was not aware of - relationship of OSA to dysphagia."

– C.J., prior course participant

"The information about the unintended strengthening and thickening of upper airway muscles which can occur with OSA was beneficial. The presenters were knowledgeable and currently practicing in this area."

– J.W., prior course participant

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. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

Reviews

"Good visual slides accompanied the presentation. I liked the suggestions for oral motor and breathing exercises." P.D. (Nov. 2022)

"I liked both presenters who were knowledgeable and engaging. And learning treatment options for OSA." K.I. (Nov. 2022)

"Learning how and possibly why OSA might affect swallowing was beneficial. The knowledge of the presenters and the layout of the presentation made it easy to follow and understand the information." K.C. (Nov. 2022)

"Liked learning OSA's relationship to other neuromuscular disorders." S.F. (Nov. 2022)

"The whole presentation was excellent. Liked the oral motor and respiratory exercises." S.P. (Nov. 2022)

"The course is easy to follow." J.S. (Nov. 2022)

"Presenters were knowledgeable and explained concepts with clarity. Liked learning the connection between OSA and dysphagia." L.R. (Nov. 2022)

"Course was filled with information that I was not aware of - relationship of OSA to dysphagia." C.J. (Nov. 2022)

"I am most interested in this topic and look forward to the research that follows." C.B. (Oct. 2022)

"Instructors were knowledgeable. I liked all the reviews of research." K.G. (Oct. 2022)

"The topic could be very helpful. I'm really interested in the relationship between OSA and dysphagia." E.W. (Oct. 2022)

"I liked all of the content. It gave information on a under-studied topic." D.P. (Oct. 2022)

"The therapeutic interventions and identification were beneficial for my practice." D.C. (Oct. 2022)

"I like the treatment ideas from an slp perspective." S.B. (Sept. 2022)

"Good information on the topic in a concise manner. Liked learning the connection between dysphagia and OSA." A.V. (Sept. 2022)

"The information about the unintended strengthening and thickening of upper airway muscles which can occur with OSA was beneficial. The presenters were knowledgeable and currently practicing in this area." J.W. (Sept. 2022)

"New material that I didn't know about - OSA related swallowing disorders." K.N. (Sept. 2022)

"Very easy to follow - well presented - great instructors - research based - interesting and new." L.H. (Sept. 2022)

"Awareness that dysphagia may be present in patients with OSA and the discussion regarding treatment was interesting."  L.S. (Sept. 2022)

"The general overall awareness of the impact of OSA on swallowing, and more details toward evaluation and treatment were beneficial for my practice."  A.D. (Aug. 2022)

"Easy to follow course. I liked the screening tool for OSA patients related to dysphagia." A.S. (Aug. 2022)

"Good research based evidence for treatment of OSA in dysphagia." C.W. (Aug. 2022)

"Good slides. I liked the discussion of related problems, such as stroke and outcomes." C.M. (Aug. 2022)

"The content of this course is not something I encounter on a daily basis, however, it is something to consider and to be aware of. I do work with children who have various structural issues due to diagnoses (DS, etc) and some with very enlarged tonsils etc. It may serve to be useful in helping these children and their families." K.S. (Aug. 2022)

"I liked the flexibility, brevity, and ease of access." K.S. (Aug. 2022)

"The course content was current and applicable." A.L. (July 2022)

Course Objectives

  1. Define Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
  2. Describe how Obstructive Sleep Apnea impacts swallowing function.
  3. Identify potential therapeutic targets to ameliorate dysphagia in OSA.

Presenter & Disclosures

Kendrea Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama. Further, she is the Principal Investigator of the Swallowing Disorders Initiative Research Laboratory. She holds Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) and serves on the board of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her primary clinical and research interests include assessment and management of dysphagia in patients with sleep disorders and neurodegenerative disease. She has presented her work at international forums, and she is a sought after continuing education speaker.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Kendrea Garand is a presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial —Kendrea Garand has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

Emma Wallace, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on assessment and rehabilitation of swallowing physiology and pathophysiology throughout the lifespan. Dr. Wallace completed a 2-year post-doctorate at Centre of Research Excellence in Sleep Medicine at Flinders University, where her interest in sleep related breathing disorders began. She is passionate about clinical-research translation and evidence-based practice in the speech pathology profession.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Emma Wallace is a presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial —Emma Wallace has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA 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.

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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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State licensing boards and online CEUs:

NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA 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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Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.

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