Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology of the Adult Swallow
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In this video course, Nancy B. Swigert introduces the components of the normal
adult swallow across all phases. The course features clearly labeled animations
and videos of instrumental studies – e.g., videofluoroscopic swallowing studies
(VFSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES) – at
different speeds to guide clinicians’ ability to interpret the imagery. The
course also includes interactive “quizzes” throughout, which provide feedback
on application of concepts. The course is designed to give clinicians the confidence
to discuss normal anatomy and physiology of all phases of adult swallowing with
patients, caregivers, and medical professionals, and to use their knowledge to accurately
assess swallow function.
You will be able to:
structures, spaces, and function of the oral phases as well as pharyngeal phase
of adult swallowing
normal function of the esophagus during swallow of liquids and solids
the relationship between safety and efficiency of swallowing
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
This course is part of a six-course collection designed for clinicians who are new to the area of swallowing disorders—as well as experienced clinicians who want a refresher. Taken together, these courses provide a comprehensive overview of dysphagia assessment and treatment.
This "Fundamentals of Dysphagia" course collection includes six courses: