Education Resources creates adult dysphagia course

Education Resources Inc. is partnering with hospitals to bring a new course on adult dysphagia to New Jersey and Indianapolis.

Adult Dysphagia: Treatment and Clinical Decisions in Complex Patients will be presented with St. Peters University Hospital in Brunswick, NJ on Oct. 24-25, and with Lois Eskenazi Hospital to present in Indianapolis on April 2-3, 2016.

The course is recommended for speech language pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and others involved with adults with swallowing disorders. Therapy strategies such as E-Stim will be presented, and there will be special emphasis on issues influencing management such as medications and speaking valves; esophageal swallowing disorders; tackling nutrition and hydration issues at the end of life; and the role of the therapist on the palliative care team. Participants can earn up to 14.5 contact hours and CEUs.

Aliaa Khidr, M.D., Ph.D., CCC/SLP, will teach the course. Her scholarly work is published in journals such as Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and Laryngoscope.


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