Course Description

The Professional Issues learning module will discuss issues related to ethics and advocacy in swallowing and swallowing disorders management. Many dysphagia clinicians report that they do not have the resources that they need to provide the best care for individuals with swallowing impairments. Unfortunately, many resources that swallowing clinicians need are beyond their reach, but within the control of other medical professionals and administrators of medical facilities. Using analogies and terminology that all can understand, this course discusses the barriers that impact best patient care in dysphagia management. This course also informs the learner about the importance of documentation, interprofessional collaboration and education, as well as patient advocacy in order to maximize patient outcomes and quality of life.  

Course curriculum

  • 1

    CTDM: Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management

    • Advocacy in Dysphagia Management

    • Jumpstart your Knowledge: Swallowing Training and Educational Tools for Students and Dysphagia Clinicians

    • Learning Assessment

  • 2

    DGR: Dysphagia Grand Rounds

    • DGR Research Methods 101

    • DGR 7: Omission of Dysphagia Therapies in Hospital Discharge Communications

    • DGR 7 Article: Kind, Anderson, Hind, Robbins, & Smith (2011)

    • Learning Assessment

  • 3

    DtH: Down the Hatch Podcast

    • Advocacy in Dysphagia Management

    • The Documentation Dilemma

  • 4

    DC: Dysphagia Cafe Blog Posts

    • Dysphagia Interprofessional Education: Preparing SLP Students for Success

  • 5

    STEP Snippets: Mini-Tutorials

    • Dysphagia Awareness Video

    • Strategic Planning in Dysphagia Management

Taught By

STEP Community Experts

STEP COMMUNITY EXPERTSSTEP is a collaborative of the leading dysphagia resources on the web - Swallowing Neuro Anatomy and Physiology Shorts (SNAPS), Foundations, Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management, Dysphagia Grand Rounds, Down the Hatch and Dysphagia Cafe; all created and curated by dysphagia expert Dr. Ianessa Humbert and speech-language pathologist Rinki Varindani Desai. STEP provides you with the swallowing education and resources you need to succeed. STEP courses strengthen your knowledge base and help improve clinical practices in swallowing and swallowing disorders; from basics to the most advanced.

Reviews

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Professional issues

nilsa rubin perez

Best money I have spent for education focused on swallowing. I appreciate the review, evidenced based research and critical thinking which will impact assessment and treatment of patients, and education of swallowing with caregivers/colleagues/st...

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Best money I have spent for education focused on swallowing. I appreciate the review, evidenced based research and critical thinking which will impact assessment and treatment of patients, and education of swallowing with caregivers/colleagues/students. Thank you.

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Dysphagia Interprofessional Education: Preparing SLP Students for Success

Wendy Rich

I thought this was very insightful. I totally agree with what needs to change with the current graduate programs, but am not sure if they will.

I thought this was very insightful. I totally agree with what needs to change with the current graduate programs, but am not sure if they will.

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5 star rating

Very thought provoking and informative!!

Sherri Coker