Medical Speech Pathology Essentials For Dysphagia Practice: Managing Complex Adult Patients With Pulmonary, Digestive And Airway Disorders

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1.1 ASHA CEUs

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Speech-Language Pathologists working in the medical setting face unique challenges. Patients referred for evaluation and treatment often have multiple diagnoses impacting swallowing function. This comprehensive course presented by dysphagia expert, James Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, provides SLPs with essential information on managing complex adult patients. Discussed will be swallow function and treatment planning as related to body systems, the aging process, and patient diagnostic reports. Specifically, this clinically focused presentation will cover:

  • Respiratory and deglutitive interactions in the aerodigestive tract.
  • Common pulmonary diseases in adults and how they alter breathing and swallowing.
  • Identifying risk factors for pneumonia.
  • Is it pneumonia, aspiration pneumonia or something else, and how do lungs respond to pneumonia?
  • Effects of normal aging on the respiratory system and dysphagia.
  • Understanding chest X-ray reports and other diagnostic reports in the medical record.
  • Understanding the digestive system and its many functions.
  • Understanding normal esophageal structure and function and esophageal test procedures.
  • Structural disorders of the esophagus and implications for the SLP.
  • Esophageal motility disorders including considerations for reflux disease.
  • Appropriate and informed decisions regarding patients with a tracheostomy.
  • Compensatory and restorative treatments: what are they, and who can benefit?

This course is presented in video format with downloadable handouts. Stop and start the course as you wish with unlimited time to finish. Access to all content is retained after course completion allowing for ongoing reference and review. Offered for 1.1 ASHA CEUs – 11 contact hours.

"Level of knowledge of presenter is phenomenal. Wow!! Good show!"

"Very current research is included and instructor tells SLPs how to apply it to everyday practice."

"Very practical information for acute care that we do not get in school."

"Excellent presentation – very useful in rehab setting."

"Excellent speaker on a very relevant, well presented subject matter with clinical relevance!"

"Good use of anecdotes, humor and information. Really held my attention and made presentation interesting."

Run Time: 11:22:15

Course Overview:

  • The Role of the SLP in a Medical Setting
  • The Two Components of Breathing and Why They are Interdependent and Important
  • Common Pulmonary Diseases in Adults and How They Alter Breathing and Swallowing
  • Is it Pneumonia, Aspiration Pneumonia, or Something Else and How Do Lungs Respond to Pneumonia?
  • The Effects of Aging on the Respiratory System
  • Understanding Chest X-Ray Reports
  • Understanding the Digestive System and Its Many Functions
  • Normal Esophageal Structure and Function and Esophageal Test Procedures: What Do These Things Mean?
  • Structural Disorders of The Esophagus
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders and Treatment Protocols Including Considerations for Reflux Disease
  • Tracheostomy Considerations and Effect on Swallowing
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning for Patients with Tracheostomy: Are Protocols the Answer?
  • Compensatory Treatments for the Dysphagic Patient: What They Are and Who Can Benefit from These Interventions?
  • Restorative Treatments for Dysphagic Patients: What They Are and Who Can Benefit from These Interventions?

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 lecture presentation with a downloadable handout. Recorded in front of a live audience. 

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the ventilatory and respiratory roles of the respiratory system.
  2. State how common pulmonary diseases affect normal breathing.
  3. List three risk factors for pneumonia.
  4. Describe the effects of aging on the respiratory system.
  5. Explain how parts of the digestive system work in healthy states.
  6. List one esophageal disorder related to speech pathology practice.
  7. List two behaviors to identify when assessing a patient with a tracheostomy.
  8. State one compensatory intervention technique that would be appropriate for a patient with a digestive disorder.
  9. State one restorative intervention technique that would be appropriate for a patient with a pulmonary disorder.

Presenter & Disclosures

James L. Coyle, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches courses in the Master's Program in Speech-Language Pathology and courses in the SLP Clinical Doctorate Program. He also supervises undergraduate and graduate student dysphagia research. Dr. Coyle evaluates patients and teaches clinical practicum at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals and is funded by the NIH to investigate the use of technology and signal processing in the screening and treatment of dysphagia. Other research includes the effects of exercise in relating dysphagia caused by radiation therapy for head and neck cancer and investigation of brain networks related to swallowing function. He's a Fellow of ASHA and received the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — James Coyle is a 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/Accreditation

This program is offered for 1.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.

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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Reviews

"Dr. Coyle is an amazing SLP and instructor. He is a great asset to our field and I have the utmost respect for him. Best course I have had in years (38 years of practice, 28 in the medical setting)." – L.G. (Oct. 2019)

"The presenter was very knowledgeable about the topic and the issues presented will have a direct impact on how I treat dysphagia patients." – M.S. (Sept. 2019)

"Dr. Coyle is an engaging presenter and I appreciated the format (video of the presenter while being able to see the lecture slides). The treatment section was especially helpful." – C.S. (Aug. 2019)

"All of it was beneficial. I work in an acute care hospital and all topics were appropriate. I liked the breadth of information presented, the knowledge of the instructor, and the ability of the instructor to present material in an understandable manner." – F.D. (Aug. 2019)

"I appreciated the review of respiratory and digestive systems. I like the combination of anatomy and physiology with practical strategies for approaching patient care." – K.M. (Aug. 2019)

"I liked the practical info that I can use immediately." – N.Y. (Aug. 2019)

"I liked seeing the speaker as well as seeing the written handouts at the same time." – K.C. (July 2019)

"Level of knowledge of presenter is phenomenal. Wow!! Good show!"

"Dr. Coyle's clear presentation facilitated learning. Excellent explanations and definition of terms and pulmonary events."

"I work with this population and knowing details of imaging and esophageal motility were of great help."

"I like the combination of anatomy and physiology with practical strategies for approaching patient care."

"Very current research is included and instructor tells SLPs how to apply it to everyday practice."

"Very practical information for acute care that we do not get in school."

"Dr. Coyle is personable & well-informed, easily holding my attention..."

"Excellent presentation – very useful in rehab setting."

"Clear, concise presentation of practical, useful information; presentation style outgoing/open, conducive to learning."

"Knowledge level is obvious in all related subject areas prompting very useful presentation & discussion."

"Excellent speaker on a very relevant, well presented subject matter with clinical relevance!"

"Good use of anecdotes, humor and information. Really held my attention and made presentation interesting."

"Great to hear a lecture from a practicing professional with current knowledge in the field."