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Anatomy & Physiology COVER *Description:  This course is a meticulous overview of upper aerodigestive tract anatomy and physiology.  It serves as a foundation for professionals addressing the needs of patients with voice and swallowing problems and is especially critical when preparing for transnasal and transoral endoscopy competency. It provides description of the complex interactions of the nasopharynx, pharynx and larynx.  Muscle origins, functions, nerve innervations and vasculature structures are detailed in context of models and actual endoscopic images.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0059  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25



0011 Registration Screenshot *Description:  This lecture is designed to provide participants with a heightened understanding of the impact of respiratory disease and an artificial airway on voice and swallowing function. A review of the dynamics relating to respiratory failure and the need for tracheostomy tube placement will be provided. This will be accompanied by discourse on basic ventilator applications that include relevant settings/modes and the related impact on spontaneous breathing ability. Objective evaluation techniques to be employed with this population will be accompanied by restorative and rehabilitative clinical techniques that serve to enhance functional communication and safe swallowing ability. Audio and video examples will be provided in order to emphasize clinical efficacy of these techniques. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0058  ASHA CEUs:  0.2 (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $50



   *Description: By the end of this course the learner will develop heightened aural and visual skills identifying and managing voice disorders.  There are a wide variety of abnormal voice samples and videostroboscopies provided to accompany case studies that illustrate a wide range of pathologies.  These are divided into hyperfunction, hypofunction and special populations, including spasmodic dysphonia, dysplasia, puberphonia, singing voice, trauma and acute laryngitis.  Therapeutic interventions and outcomes are provided for each.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course: AAVT-0052  ASHA CEUs:  0.25  (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).  Cost:  $65



Nestle COVER 1 Description:  Reviews primary factors that designate dysphagia as a serious threat to the geriatric population.  Calculates prevalence rates and a thoughtful description of the social and economic burden that it imposes on patients, families and caregivers.  Provides a detailed summary of the challenges that are involved when carrying over clinical research outcomes into daily clinical practice. Barriers to knowledge translation impact all members of the healthcare continuum and ultimately limit patient access to novel and exciting clinical breakthroughs. Clinical practice guidelines can help develop an enhanced pathway towards knowledge translation.  The course concludes with a review of factors that elevate risk of nosocomial aspiration-related pneumonias with strong emphasis on oral bacteria management. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0069  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Advanced Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  FREE

FREE. 

Nestle-sponsored learning event.

FEES and biofeedback SCREENSHOT *Description: This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the benefits of fiberoptic endoscopy as a therapeutic modality. We will review the rationale for use of biofeedback in the clinical arena with supportive evidenced-based data. You will be provided with the methodology for performing the technique with inclusion and exclusion criteria for determining candidacy.  Specific video samples will be included in order to provide you with functional examples of the efficacy of the technique. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0056  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25


Interpreting & Documenting Videostrobe for SLP SCREENSHOT *Description:  The intent of this course is to demonstrate common abnormal findings during laryngeal videostroboscopy and how to utilize descriptive language within your scope of practice for interpretation.  Numerous report examples are provided where the following parameters are assessed: true vocal folds, free edges, false vocal folds, glottal closure, AB/AD movement, mucosal wave, phase symmetry, periodicity, arytenoids, vertical height, secretions.  Case studies are briefly discussed to illustrate potential causes of the pathologies and how they were managed.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0053  ASHA CEUs:  0.05 (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $15


Nestle COVER 2 Description:  Highlights role of the interdisciplinary team in dysphagia management. Developing a patient-centric treatment approach with self rating scales is critical to a successful treatment regimen.  Depicts the temporal relationship between respiration and swallowing. Factors normal vs. impaired cough as a pulmonary defense for acquisition of pneumonia.  A summary is provided of clinical research relating to post swallow residue with specific description of a novel technique to measure its severity.  Results of the analysis demonstrated a clinically significant relationship between post swallow residue on the valleculae and overall swallow safety.  Additionally describes how extraction of objective measurement in videofluoroscopic swallowing studies can positively impact patient outcomes. These measurements allow for objective comparison between normal and impaired patients across the continuum of medical diagnoses. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0019  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Advanced Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  FREE
FREE. 

Nestle-sponsored learning event. 

Interpretation of Abnormal FEES *Description:  This course is designed to provide clinicians with the foundations and principles required to perform methodical and accurate assessment and interpretation of FEES exams. Participants will be provided with a systematic technique to develop this process in concert with terminology that best describes specific nuances of normal and abnormal swallow physiology. Focus is placed on how to utilize diagnostic information from the examination in order to generate a meaningful and effective plan of care. The program provides variety of clinical case studies that highlight a broad array of clinical diagnoses will follow up discussion on impressions and recommendations.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0055  ASHA CEUs:  0.15 (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $40


ILS SCREENSHOT *Description:  This course details the continuum of hyperfunctional laryngeal symptoms spanning from throat clearing, chronic cough, muscle tension dysphonia to paradoxical vocal fold movement.  Common etiologies are reviewed with interviewing strategies to determine what role behavioral therapy may have once irritants such as reflux, allergies and post-nasal drip are well controlled by the physician team.   Cough suppression, muscle tension dysphonia remediation and vocal fold abduction for paradoxical vocal fold movement are discussed extensively. The lecture ends with audio samples of actual patients and 5 case studies. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0054  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25


Nestle COVER 3 Description:  Discusses nutritional considerations in older, vulnerable patients. The need to perform nutritional screenings and evaluations that isolate potential threats to nutritional status is mandatory. Interventions to optimize patient participation, cultural practices and caregiver training can be extremely beneficial in maintaining adequate levels of nutrition and averting PEG tubes.  Underlines the immense social pleasures of eating and the dramatic ramifications that dysphagia can effect upon quality of life.  Prophylaxis PEG is discussed in the head and neck cancer population.  Examples of suboptimal and best practice principles relating to patient prescription, preparation and standardization of modified texture diets is provided. The session concludes with a review of the water protocol, modeling a detailed algorithm to determine optimal candidacy and safety. The study validated positive outcomes from the study including elevated hydration levels and overall swallowing-related quality of life. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0020  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Advanced Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  FREE

FREE. 

Nestle-sponsored learning event. 

Medical Complications of Dysphagia, COVER JPG *Description:  This course reviews medical complexities related to dysphagia. It specifically addresses the impact and symbiotic relationship that exists among nutrition, swallowing function and pulmonary status. It allows the medical speech pathologist to develop a greater understanding of the role that they play in  not only managing swallowing abnormalities but also in facilitate general multi-system wellness. Specific ramifications related to interdisciplinary assessment and treatment are also reviewed. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0060  ASHA CEUs:  0.05 (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $15


Nestle COVER 4 Description:  Discusses rheology and the intrinsic link to dysphagia management. Reviews concepts of bolus flow and force with respect to individual stages of the oro-pharyngeal swallow. Basic tenants related to texture modification including stability, consistency and uniformity are provided.  Literature review explors the relationship between dysphagia in stroke patients and the development of pneumonia, delineating how methods of patient assessment impact reported pneumonia rates. Her comprehensive efforts reveal the need for future studies that further explore this complicated relationship and expand into additional financial, social and emotional ramifications of dysphagia in stroke patients. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0021  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Advanced Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  FREE

FREE. 

Nestle-sponsored learning event. 

NFOSD Asp Pna COVER Description:  This hour webinar was hosted by the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders and featured Tiffany Mohr, a medical speech pathologist, with extensive experience in complex swallowing disorders.  It is appropriate for introductory level clinicians seeking review of lung physiology, phases of swallowing and risk factors for aspiration developing into a pneumonia.  Ms. Mohr provides guidance on other types of pneumonia and how they are distinctly different from those related to aspiration.  She discusses aspiration risks based on specific populations including stroke and cancer.  The webinar concludes with a 30 minute question and answer session.  The audience was a mixture of patients, caregivers and speech pathologists.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  0039  ASHA CEUs:  0.1  (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25



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Description:  This course is designed to provide clinicians with a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act with emphasis on key clauses that will most strongly impact the healthcare delivery system and specifically, the subspecialty of medical speech pathology. Highlighted areas will include modified reimbursement rates, increased regulatory surveillance, cash-pay opportunities and projected supply/demand dilemmas. Speech pathologists will be given a variety of recommendations to assist with these transitions and promote optimal fiscal viability. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0009  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Intermediate Level; Related Area)  Cost:  $25


*Description:  This course is designed for a beginning medical clinician or for the seasoned school-based therapist transitioning into a medical career.  The lecture allows the learner to to ascertain fundamentals of bedside swallowing assessments including oral-motor exam, strategies to administers various textures, association of swallow distress with specific pathophysiologies, recommendations for objective testing, demonstration of compensatory positioning, guidance for altering diets, assistance with report writing and 5 case studies.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0057  ASHA CEUs:  0.1 (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25



 Screenshot 2015-08-12 20.37.09 Description:  The course is designed to offer clinicians a unique view of emerging technologies that will have a profound impact on delivery of voice and swallowing therapy in the immediate future. It offers background on the intrinsic need for creative therapy design models as a result of unsustainable cost structure. Changes in reimbursement as well as the unique promise of mobile technology are reviewed. Specific programs that allow clinicians to prescribe a customized treatment plan that is supported by patients’ personal mobile device are described. Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  AAVT-0048  ASHA CEUs:  0.05 (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $15



Cover NFOSD HRM Webinar Recording Description:  This National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders hosted lecture reviews how high-resolution manometry (HRM) transitioned from a research technology to a clinical tool. The opportunity to measure pressures may provide the clinician a more complete profile for planning treatment for patients with complex dysphagia. Case examples are presented to demonstrate the opportunities manometry offers to investigate pressure events during swallowing.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  0046  ASHA CEUs:  0.1  (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $25



Cover 2 Description: This lecture provides guidance to develop multidisciplinary teams for complex dysphagia.  Care algorhythms are proposed utilizing colleagues within otolaryngology, neurology, allergy/immunology, social work, dietary and nursing.  Strategies are provided to identify team members with particular interest and expertise in dysphagia to minimize treatment errors and generate the most effective outcomes.  Guidance to perform financially responsible care within bundled payments is offered.  Details:  ASHA brand block, time-ordered agenda, course objectives, disclosures  Course:  0047  ASHA CEUs:  0.05  (Introductory Level; Professional Area)  Cost:  $15