Clinicians often conduct instrumental evaluations of swallowing for patients who have been treated for head and neck cancer, and making decisions regarding oral vs. non-oral nutrition and specific diet type can be challenging. This webinar will discuss how to make judicious decisions concerning eating and diet, and what variables to incorporate into the decision-making process with this population.
You will be able to:
- identify the types of oropharyngeal swallowing impairments that are common in head and neck cancer patients
- discuss the variables to consider when making decisions regarding PO/NPO and specific diet
What is Included?
- Partial laryngectomy
- Total laryngectomy
- Oral cancer resection
- Primary (chemo)radiotherapy
- Identifying physiologic disorders and determining appropriate therapeutic strategies
- Decision-making regarding PO/NPO, diet
- Decision-making regarding intervention
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by
February 9, 2024.
Cathy L. Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is currently
the research director of the THANC Functional Outcomes
Research Center, THANC Foundation, in the Department
of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai
Beth Israel. She is associate professor in the Department
of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at the Icahn
School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Lazarus has been
conducting research on normal and abnormal swallowing
for many years. Her primary interest is swallowing in
treated head and neck cancer patients, focusing on outcomes after head and neck
cancer treatment. She has procured NIH funding and has participated in multi-site
randomized clinical trials examining treatment for swallowing disorders. She is an ASHA
Fellow and has served on ASHA committees and on the American Board of Swallowing
and Swallowing Disorders. She is also past-president of the Board of the International
Dysphagia Research Society.
- Royalties from Northern Speech Services
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- No nonfinancial relationships to the content of this presentation
Program History and CE Information
Live recording date: February 8, 2018
End date: February 9, 2024
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).