Dysphagia: Understanding the Basics for Healthcare Professionals– Unmanaged dysphagia can have severe health consequences including malnutrition, dehydration, and aspiration pneumonia. This program begins with the definition of dysphagia and describes the phases of swallowing and how an impaired swallow can have a detrimental effect on nutritional status. Several conditions that are associated with dysphagia are reviewed including nutrition related consequences. A discussion on early identification and intervention is addressed as these steps are key to promoting positive outcomes.
Define the phases of swallowing.
Identify the risk factors, signs and symptoms of dysphagia.
Describe the nutritional management and adaptation of food and beverages for dysphagia management.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Registered Dieticians