Course Information

LIVE WEBINAR SEPTEMBER 23RD 4-6PM. CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE WEBINAR. NO WORRIES! REGISTER FOR THE RECORDED WEBINAR OFFERED SEPTEMBER 24TH - OCTOBER 31ST. LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 31ST. POST-TEST MUST BE COMPETED BY OCTOBER 31ST.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to explain various medical conditions and their impacts on swallowing function. This information will allow clinicians the opportunity to better understand dysphagia trajectory and prognosis as it relates to the underlying medical cause. Five body systems will be addressed in this presentation: cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, skeletal, muscular. The following topics will be covered for each dysphagia etiology: definition, explanation of why the disease process causes dysphagia, prevalence and characteristics of dysphagia, predictors of dysphagia, dysphagia prognosis, common medical treatments, and disease specific prognostic and outcome measure tools.

Learning Objective

  • Participants will be able to identify one disease process that can cause dysphagia for each body system discussed. 
  • Participants will list three factors that increase risk for dysphagia after extubation.
  • Participants will be able to describe the dysphagia prognosis for a cardiovascular dysphagia etiology.


Time Ordered Agenda

  • 0-10 minutes: Introduction
  • 10-25 minutes: Cardiovascular System
  • 25-80 minutes: Respiratory System
  • 80-85 minutes: Urinary System
  • 85-95 minutes: Skeletal System
  • 95-105 minutes: Muscular System
  • 105-120 minutes: Summary and Q&A


Joining the Webinar

You will find information on how to join and complete this live webinar and webinar recording  in the course portal located on our Thinkific dashboard once you complete the course registration. One the day of the webinar please log in approximately 10 minutes before the start time to ensure you do not have any technical challenges.

Webinar Notice

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate.  

This course is offered for 2.0 Professional Development Hours. We can report your participation to ASHA if you choose for 0.2 ASHA CEUs, just be sure to include your ASHA number when you register. If you do not want your participation reported to ASHA, you have the option to decline on the course registration page.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this course, as it is offered both live and as a recording for a limited time. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.

September 23, 2024 ; 4-6pm EST. Recording offered September 24-October 31, 2024.

Instructor(s)

  • Caroline Ward

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Caroline Ward

    Caroline Ward is a Speech-Language Pathologist practicing in acute care in a trauma/ comprehensive stroke center and working as a mobile FEES endoscopist. Since starting her career, Caroline has worked to incorporate actionable research into her practice to bring more objectivity into her clinical decision making. She continues to run her hospital’s successful journal club after initiating it four years ago. She’s taken on numerous extracurricular endeavors aiming to assist SLPs in applying research to clinical practice; including podcast appearances, being an invited content creator for CEU materials focused on degenerative diseases, and providing free digestible research summaries on her professional Instagram. Disclosures: I receive an honorarium for this presentation. There are no other disclosures to report.