Optimizing Breastfeeding Safety And Outcomes In The Presence Of Feeding And Swallowing Disorders

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0.3 ASHA CEUs

$59.00


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Description

Speech-Language Pathologists are responsible for evaluating and treating infant feeding and swallowing disorders and can greatly influence breastfeeding outcomes in patients who are identified as having a known risk of aspiration. This presentation will focus on assessment and treatment techniques to reduce aspiration risk at the breast and will highlight how to overcome obstacles to breastfeeding in special populations including children with congenital heart disease, botulism and cleft lip/palate. Videos and case studies will be included. Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.

Run Time: 3:00:50

Course Overview:

  • Role differentiation and collaboration of SLP and IBCLC
  • Review of skills required for breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding
  • Review of bedside assessment of coordination and oropharyngeal function at the breast vs. bottle
  • Instrumental assessments for primarily breastfed babies
  • Using patient’s unique swallowing physiology to predict safety at the breast and guide treatment planning
  • Establishing care plans that support breastfeeding
  • Treatment strategies that promote safety at the breast
  • Treatment strategies in special populations: congenital heart disease; botulism; cleft lip & palate
  • Case studies

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. Describe three differences in feeding skills required for breastfeeding compared to bottle feeding.
  2. List three treatment techniques that can facilitate safe and efficient breastfeeding in special populations.
  3. List three ways to decrease milk flow at the breast.
  4. Describe three strategies that can support a mother’s desire to breastfeed when her baby is identified as having an aspiration risk with thin liquids.
  5. Describe barriers to breastfeeding in special populations.

Presenter & Disclosures

Kimberly Morris, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, IBCLC, is a Speech-Language Pathologist with 12 years of experience evaluating and treating feeding and swallowing impairments, as well as cognitive communication impairments in neonates through young adults. She is recognized as a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing Disorders and is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Kimberly joined Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in 2018 and previously worked at AI DuPont Hospital for Children and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. She is formally trained in completing Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and is a Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile registered clinician. She is also involved in national research initiatives to optimize dysphagia outcomes for neonates with congenital heart disease and children who are tracheostomy dependent.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Kimberly Morris is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

NonfinancialKimberly Morris has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.3 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.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

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You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.

However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.

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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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Receiving CEUs:

Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.

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Testing requirements:

Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.

Number of CEUs offered:

We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.

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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Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.

Course handouts:

Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

Group discounts:

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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Reviews

"I appreciated the use of video, real cases, and the inclusion of some evidence. The discussions on goal setting and the love, lick, latch, learn, leave framework were most helpful." – K.V. (July 2020)

"I found the treatment strategies the most beneficial. I also really enjoyed the case studies to practice seeing those treatment strategies implemented. I thought the entire course was good. It would have been nice to have more information about the central pattern generators." – L.C. (June 2020)

"I enjoyed that she went over heart disease, botulism, and cleft. The flow between areas was fantastic! I thought it was a great course!" – A.R. (May 2020)

“Excellent presentation. The practical strategies for assessing and treating infants who are breastfeeding were most helpful. I liked the modifications and strategies for improving breastfeeding safety.” – I.S. (Apr. 2020)

“This was SUPER helpful going forward for me working with our NICU feeding population and assisting moms with breast feeding.” – J.S. (Mar. 2020)

"I appreciated the ways to support parents and our specific role as an SLP. The instructor provided great examples and visuals." – R.R. (Jan. 2020)

"What will stay with me will be 'the parent must become the expert.' Good information." – S.G. (Jan. 2020)

"I enjoyed the videos, research being breastfeeding, family centered care, and case studies. I was expecting more information about strategies and considerations." – M.J. (Dec. 2019)

"It was very comprehensive." – V.B. (Dec. 2019)

"The case studies were very helpful. I also appreciated the emphasis that time at breast is not an all or northing thing - stim good for mom and baby. I liked the case studies and literature/evidence." – C.J. (Nov. 2019)

"I appreciated the interventions for breastfeeding. I work in a NICU closely with a very skilled IBCLC, but it is so beneficial for me to also have these tools in my toolbox, viewed from a dysphagia perspective." – S.L. (Nov. 2019)

"I enjoyed the organization of information reviewed in a way that didn't spend time on 'basic knowledge' but went above that and addressed advanced thoughts PLUS lots of great treatment ideas." – K.K. (Oct. 2019)

"The treatment strategies provided to immediately help mothers who want to breastfeed even if the baby isn't quite ready for full feeds yet are most beneficial. I liked the video examples and case studies." – A.F. (Sept. 2019)

"I liked the clinical examples and videos. I especially enjoyed the discussion on incorporating therapy into breastfeeding." – A.S. (Aug. 2019)

"Going over the signs and symptoms of swallowing disorders to watch out for was most beneficial. I liked her pacing and organization of the course. However, I expected her to go over when you can feed a NICU baby who is on O2 and what amount of oxygen is safe." – I.C. (Aug. 2019)

"The discussion on breastfeeding strategies and documentation examples were most helpful. I liked the case studies." – L.S. (July 2019)