Back to Basics: Applying Clinical Reasoning to the Clinical Swallow Assessment
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm MST
The clinical swallow evaluation, or bedside swallow evaluation, is sometimes a maligned component of dysphagia assessment because of its inability to definitively assess for aspiration. This course will provide participants with an understanding of the applications of clinical assessment, appropriate components for inclusion, and direction for forming conclusions and making recommendations based on clinical observations.
After this course, participants will be able to describe three components of a clinical swallow evaluation and the evidence that supports them.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify risk factors for aspiration in various patient populations.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate interventions based on results of clinical assessment.