7 Contact Hours
Please note that this course is intended for Occupational Therapists and other non-SLP Dysphagia Team members only. If you are a Speech-Language Pathologist, please see our listing for Course #2043_002: Dysphagia Management in Long Term Care - The Essentials for the New Dysphagia Therapist
The need for dysphagia therapists continues to rise, despite the sweeping changes in Medicare reimbursement of recent years. Occupational Therapists are finding themselves in demand to provide these services in areas where more experienced therapists are unavailable.
This 7 contact hour, Introductory Level course includes time-sensitive core materials that establish the foundations for dysphagia therapy in LTC. Case study examples are provided to facilitate the acquisition of care process essentials.
Topics include: normal vs. abnormal swallowing physiology, screening, evaluation, and treatment techniques. Medicare codes and documentation guidelines are reviewed, as well as examples of plan of care goals and functional maintenance programs.
Please note: Text books listed are reference materials only. Purchasing them is not a requirement for this online course.
Availability: 120 days from registration, unless other agreement applies