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Screening Swallowing Following Stroke

presented by Stephanie Daniels

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Financial: Stephanie Daniels receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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The purpose of this course, with Dr. Stephanie Daniels, is to facilitate knowledge concerning the importance of swallowing screening in patients admitted with suspected stroke. The goal of swallowing screening will be reviewed, and a distinction made between screening and the clinical swallowing evaluation. Important attributes of a swallowing screening tool will identified, and methods to evaluate the current literature will be described and demonstrated through a patient case example.

Meet Your Instructor

Stephanie Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

Dr. Daniels received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. She is a research speech pathologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Daniels is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her research, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is focused on neurogenic dysphagia. She teaches graduate courses in dysphagia,…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Background on Screening in Stroke

The first chapter of this course will introduce the rationale for dysphagia screening in patients with suspected stroke, and distinguishes the information gathered during screening from the information gathered during a clinical swallowing evaluation.

2. Models for Screening Implementation

The second chapter of this course will outline models for screening implementation, including ASHA’s methods for completing screening, and the strengths and limitations of different screening approaches. This chapter will also review the rationale for front line healthcare providers administering screening.

3. Training in Swallowing Screening

In this chapter, Stephanie will review strategies for training frontline healthcare providers that are described in the literature, or are currently under review, including the emerging use of realistic mannequins for training purposes.

4. Screening Tool Standards

In this chapter, Stephanie reviews and compares screening tools that are available to SLPs.

5. Screening Case Example

In the this chapter, Stephanie reviews and compares screening tools that are available to SLPs.

6. Question and Answer

Stephanie interviews Dr. Maggie-Lee Huckabee on key topics regarding swallowing screening in patients with suspected stroke.

7. Supplementary Materials

Download a suggested swallow screening handout to use in practice after completing this course.

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