Nestle Session 2: Pathophysiology & Clinical Detection of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia # AAVT-0070


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.  ASHA CEUs 0.1.  (Advanced Level; Professional Area)


International Course on Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

Session#2:  Pathophysiology & Clinical Detection of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

Time ordered agenda:  77 minutes

19min 49sec   Teaming up to identify vulnerable patients:  Catriona Steele, PhD. CCC-SLP, BRS-S, S-LP(C)
16min 02sec   Respiration & swallowing:  Deanna Britton , PhD, CCC, BC-ANCDS
12min 22sec   Post Swallow Residue:  Sonja Molfenter , MHSc, SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO
17min 00sec   VFSS Opportunities for objective measurement:  Rebecca Leonard , PhD, CCC-SLP
13min 32sec   Reflections on using the EAT-10 tool for dysphagia screening:  Lisa Sokoloff , MS, CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Learning Objectives

1.    Identify patients most vulnerable and susceptible for development of dysphagia.
2.    Identify the relationship that exists between breathing and swallowing and the impact of multiple eating-related variables.
3.    Describe a new novel method for evaluating post-swallow residuals.
4.    Discussion of methods and benefits of objective measuring system in videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluations.


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