Purpose and Learning Objectives

Purpose

This one-hour webinar will cover dysphagia imaging considerations in the COVID-19 era, including how to identify when dysphagia imaging is indicated; the impact of COVID-19 on swallow function; guidance for risk assessment associated with aerosol generating procedures;  safety measures in the COVID-19 era; and administrative talking points. Case studies are included to enhance learning. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Summarize dysphagia assessment tools and identify when dysphagia imaging is needed
  2. Explain potential impact of COVID on patient’s swallowing function
  3. Identify clinical benefits of onsite swallow imaging during the pandemic 
  4. Describe safety measures in the COVID era
  5. List administrative talking points to advocate for safe dysphagia imaging


Time Ordered Agenda

0:00 - Introduction, COVID-19’s Impact on Swallow Function, Case Examples

0:16 - Considerations for Safe Delivery of Dysphagia Services During COVID-19, Case Examples

0:38 - Identifying Patients for Dysphagia Imaging, Case Examples 

0:51 - Administrative Talking Points to Advocate for Safe Dysphagia Imaging

1:01 - Adjourn

Pricing

This course is offered at no charge by invitation only.

Instructor(s)

  • Lyndsay Parker

    Lyndsay Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Lyndsay Parker

    Lyndsay Parker, M.S., CCC-SLP received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas - Dallas. She has worked in the medical continuum as a Speech Language Pathologist in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, and currently works as a mobile FEES provider and Sales Specialist for Carolina Speech Pathology. Lyndsay has supervised dozens of graduate students, is a recurrent guest lecturer for UTD’s Advanced Dysphagia course, and has assisted with hands-on FEES training for both adult and NICU FEES courses. Disclosures: Lyndsay Parker has the following financial relationship to disclose: She is a salaried employee of Carolina Speech Pathology. Lyndsay has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Natalie Vinson

    M.Ed., CCC-SLP

    Natalie Vinson

    Natalie completed both her undergraduate education and received her Master’s degree at the University of Georgia in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011. She has worked the majority of her career in acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient hospital settings with a focus on dysphagia. She continues to work as a medical SLP in the acute level I trauma center in Atlanta, GA and also serves as a sales specialist with Carolina Speech Pathology. Natalie Vinson is a paid employee of Carolina Speech Pathology and has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

About the Instructors

Lyndsay Parker, MS, CCC-SLP completed her undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma and received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas-Dallas in 2008. She has worked as a Medical SLP in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. She is currently a Mobile FEES Endoscopist and Sales Specialist for Carolina Speech Pathology.


Natalie Vinson, M.Ed., CCC-SLP completed both her undergraduate education and received her Master’s degree at the University of Georgia in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2011.  She has worked the majority of her career in acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient hospital settings with a focus on dysphagia. She continues to work as a medical SLP in the acute level I trauma center in Atlanta, GA and also serves as a sales specialist with Carolina Speech Pathology.



Disclosures: Lyndsay Parker and Natalie Vinson are paid employees of Carolina Speech Pathology. Lyndsay Parker and Natalie Vinson have no non-financial relationships to disclose.


Webinar Notice:


Successful participation in this course includes completion of all chapters, as well as completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher. A course completion certificate will be generated automatically following successful course completion. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. Participation will be reported to ASHA on a monthly basis following successful completion of the course.


ASHA CE Providers have up to 45 days from the course's end date to send your participation to the ASHA CE Registry. The ASHA CE Registry processing time usually takes one week. During periods of heavy volume, processing time may be longer.


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