Presenter: Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors
– R.K., prior course participant
This course addresses the mechanistic, anatomical and functional relationships of the human upper aerodigestive tract. A line of research derived directly from the needs of patients will highlight the interactions of respiration and swallowing. The physiologic advantages and disadvantages of contiguous nervous, muscular and connective tissues common to the two functions will be illustrated and discussed.
The reciprocal roles of valves and pressure generating mechanisms common to voice and swallowing will be demonstrated. Normal and impairment models of respiratory-swallowing coordination will be reviewed as a foundation for the development of novel therapies that directly target respiratory-swallowing coordination during swallowing rehabilitation.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:18:31
– L.A., 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.
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.
"The sequence common in swallowing by a patient with COPD was beneficial. Good explanation of the normal swallow." H.K. (May 2023)
"Description of the phases of respiration and different patterns of coordination between respiration and deglutition, the impact of the different phases of respiration on the position of the larynx for deglutition, and description of the impact of certain diseases on breathing and swallowing were all beneficial." A.P. (Mar. 2023)
"Learning differences in breathing patterns for those with restrictive lung diseases. I liked the presentation style and flow." L.M. (Feb. 2023)
"Dysphagia in patients with COPD, coordination of swallowing and breathing (in healthy population), and videofluoroscopic analysis of swallowing physiology." A.M. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the research describing the optimal and sub-optimal breathing patterns surrounding swallowing for different patient populations. Good videos and explanations." L.A. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning to teach breath and swallow coordination to patients with respiratory issues to achieve optimal swallowing. I liked the modified barium swallowing study videos that the presenter showed." C.G. (Nov. 2022)
"Relation of respiratory phase and swallowing. Good use of swallowing imaging." J.R. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the real photos and the videos used during presentation." K.D. (Oct. 2022)
"Practical clinical implications. Excellent presentation, well organized and focused. Review of respiratory swallowing coordination and functions, swallow patterns, COPD, physiological swallowing impairments, comparison with normal aging implications for treatment and modification of swallow maneuver training." M.E. (Oct. 2022)
"Learning how swallow-breathing discoordination impacts our patients with COPD. I liked that I can complete course at my own pace, rewind and listen again." V.F. (Sep. 2022)
"The teaching on optimal breathing pattern for improved breath/swallow coordination was helpful." N.M. (Sep. 2022)
"Functional information. I liked the discussion on COPD." C.L. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the treatment strategies and ease of use of the course." L.H. (Jul. 2022)
"I liked the anatomy/physiology overview, detailed description of respiration cycle, and how it relates to the swallowing mechanism." L.H. (Jul. 2022)
"I liked learning the physiologic components of deglutition. Video studies were helpful." L.H. (Jul. 2022)
"Discussion of normal breathing pattern was helpful. I liked learning the relationship between respiration and swallowing based on the latest research evidence." H.H. (Jun. 2022)
"Related to esophageal symptoms - sticking sensation with COPD patients. Videos and animations were helpful." S.T. (Jun. 2022)
"Learning clinical features seen in patients with respiratory problems during swallowing. Learning all the physiological impairments associated with respiratory probs & COPD. Use of swallow respiratory phase / pattern training." L.H. (May 2022)
"I liked the use of MBS studies to reinforce messages and instructions for supraglottic swallow technique." L.H. (May 2022)
"I liked all of the radiographic imaging to demonstrate and support the lecture information. Very conducive to learning!" M.D. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the practical applications with head and neck cancer patients as well as COPD." A.G. (Jan. 2022)
"The explanation behind each anatomical finding associated with the physiological and pathological consequences was especially useful. It was highly structured with many useful videos." P.T. (Jan. 2022)
"Dr. Harris addressed ongoing studies to determine capacity of COPD patients to be trained in compensatory techniques designed to decrease incidence of aspiration. I liked Dr. Harris' research oriented presentation (per usual)." R.A. (Dec. 2021)
"Learning therapeutic strategies with COPD patients. Very practical, good use of videofluoroscopy examples." K.B. (Dec. 2021)
"I gained understanding that pt's can be trained to modify respiratory and swallow patterns – content was clear, concise and relevant to the topic." R.B. (Oct. 2021)
"I enjoyed the review of physiology as it is always good to brush up on! I also very much feel I will benefit from the information relating to the changes seen in the different types of COPD and the significance of the breathing pattern. It was great to be able to do it on my own time. I have been watching slowly over lunch breaks as I have time and it has been a perfect way to get it done!" J.D. (Aug. 2021)
"I found the discussion of training optimal respiratory-swallowing patterning to be very insightful. I also liked the inclusion of VFSS videos to demonstrate topics.” R.S. (Aug. 2021)
"This course increased my knowledge of optimal breath-swallow patterns and provided evidence that training of these patterns is possible. I appreciated the details regarding the physiological processes of swallowing that are impacted by pulmonary disease." R.K. (Jul. 2021)
"Course was concise, but provided so much background information prior to covering the topic – a really good refresher course on normal swallowing with lots of visuals." S.D. (Apr. 2021)
"I work in a SNF and we do have a few COPD pts where this material will apply. I have little information of swallow tx for this type of pt so this course is very helpful. I enjoyed this seminar, thank you." G.J. (Apr. 2021)
"I enjoyed the discussion toward the end of the course regarding retraining optimal respiratory-swallow coordination. I would be very interested in learning more about this and how to apply in clinical practice. I liked the discussion of relevant evidence-based research & visual/graphic demonstration of swallowing." K.C. (Mar. 2021)
"The discussion on possible swallow impairments in the COPD population was especially useful." C.P. (Feb. 2021)
"Anatomy and physiology review is always beneficial. I like the evidence that selected safe swallowing strategies actually do work." J.K. (Jan. 2021)
Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Honors, is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She is also Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine.
She is a Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society, past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S), and Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal. She is an ASHA Fellow, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), The 2017 12th Annual Pepper Lecturer, Northwestern School of Communication, Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors, recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA), 2010 MUSC College of Health Professions Scholar of the Year Award, and associate member of the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Martin-Harris is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP™), translated to research and clinical practice in the United States, Canada, and 13 additional countries. She is also the author of the manual, "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology—Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), the Veteran's Administration, and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the presenter of CE seminars and online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees and royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is the author of "Standardized Training In Swallowing Physiology — Evidence-Based Assessment Using The MBSImP Approach" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' former employer, MUSC, receives royalties from Northern Speech related to enrollment tuition of the MBSImP Online Training.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' MBSImP research and development was funded in part by Bracco Diagnostics; received grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Veteran's Administration (VA); receives grant and research funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation; receives grant funding.
Financial — Bonnie Martin-Harris' research is funded in part by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD); receives grant and research funding.
Nonfinancial — Bonnie Martin-Harris is associated with numerous journals, publications, and boards related to speech-language pathology; receives no compensation in these roles.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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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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