Dysphagia Guide Updated for ASHA CEUs

Do you work with dysphagic residents? If so, this newly revised course is for you!

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime ProgramDysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program is a 2-hour online CEU course that will enable therapists in long-term care or post-acute rehabilitation facilities to present staff training that offers strategies and techniques for implementing a Restorative Mealtime Program (RMP). The purposes of such a program are to make dining safe and enjoyable, to increase resident independence at mealtimes, and to create a mechanism for monitoring declining abilities as disease processes progress. Also included are descriptions of dysphagic indicators, lists of aspiration precautions, methods for ascertaining needed levels of assistance, case studies, and a method for monitoring adherence to swallow safety standards. The author includes useful forms, checklists, and diagrams with limited permission for course participants to reproduce handouts for their own use in daily practice. Course #20-26 | 2013 | 37 pages | 20 posttest questions

CE Information:

ASHA Approved Provider

This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 7/11/2016. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter regardless of when the course was completed. AAUM #5097

About the Author:

Jill E. Day, MS, CCC/SLP, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders from Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri. For the last sixteen years she has treated speech, language, and swallowing disorders in pediatric through geriatric populations. She obtained intense dysphagic experience in long term care, and acute and post acute rehabilitation settings during ten years of work in the field of speech-language pathology. Six years have been spent treating pediatric clients within their homes or schools, and in a clinic-based setting. Currently, she works full-time contracting with local school districts to provide speech and language services, as well as with the Missouri First Steps program for birth to three year old children. Jill resides in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri and has been blessed with a supportive husband and two wonderful children. In her spare time, she enjoys interacting with her family, writing to share her experiences with others, and sewing home décor items. Jill went into the field of speech-language pathology “to make a difference in the lives of others” and feels privileged to serve the needs of her clients. Dysphagia: A Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program is dedicated to her family, who endured months of manuscript writing and to her mother who always inspired her to “do the best” in all she did.

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