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Dysphagia - Understanding the Basics for Healthcare Professionals
Release Date: May 11, 2012
Expiration Date: June 01, 2015
Supported by Nestlé Health Science:
Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Registered Dietitians.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- 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.
Statement of Need
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. The benefits of texture-adapted beverages and pureed foods are described including standardized language from the National Dysphagia Diet Task Force.
Method of participation
This free activity should take approximately one hour to complete. If CE is desired, participants can then access the video by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page. Participants should first read the objectives and other introductory CE information, then proceed to the educational offering. To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the post-test with a passing score of 80%, then complete the evaluation. This credit is valid through June 1, 2015. No credit will be given after this date.
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Dannemiller is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Dannemiller designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dannemiller is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 4229 for 1.0 contact hours. RNs outside California must verify with their licensing agency for approval of this course.
Dannemiller is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.
Dannemiller is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is an application based activity. Dannemiller has assigned 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit to this activity. ACPE program number 0522-0000-12-001-H01-P. Release date: 5/7/2012 Expiration Date: 6/1/2015
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The following faculty stated that they have no relevant financial disclosure:
- Rebecca Brody, PhD, RD, LD, CNSC
Dannemiller staff, Erin Fletcher, Chief Operations Manager, stated that they have no relationships with commercial interests
To resolve identified/potential conflicts of interest, the educational content was fully reviewed by a physician member of the Dannemiller Clinical Content Review Committee who has nothing to disclose. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence based and commercially balanced.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
The contents and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Dannemiller. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.