Nestle Session#1: Intro to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Its Prevalence #AAVT-0069


Intro to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and its Prevalence:
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.  ASHA CEUs 0.1.  (Advanced Level; Professional Area)


International Course on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

Session#1:  Intro to Oropharyngeal Dysphagia and Its Prevalence

Time ordered agenda:  73 minutes

18min 44sec         Definition, prevalence, and burden:  Julie Cichero, BA, BSpThy, Hons, PhD
22min 22sec         Consensus Statements; Evidence based guidelines:  Mark Bayley , MD, PhD
32min 44sec         Dysphagia and risk for aspiration:  Joseph T Murray , PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Learning Objectives

1.    Define and describe dysphagia and the commonalities that exist in terms of the impact that it plays on effected populations.
2.    Speak to challenges that exist in developing and implementing results from sound dysphagia research.
3.    Discuss the relationship that exists between dysphagia and aspiration in medically fragile patients.


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