Nutrition and Counseling Considerations for Older Adults With Dysphagia
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This course includes four recorded sessions from the 2017
online conference “Dysphagia in Older Adults.” These sessions include points to
keep in mind when counseling older adults with dysphagia and their families or
caregivers about nutrition, diet, and other topics. The conference included a
total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of giving clinicians new,
evidence-based strategies for improving overall quality of life for older
The sessions are:
Risks in Diet Selection for Older Adults With Dysphagia, by
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, CCC-SLP (76 minutes)
and Dysphagia in Older Adults, by Michelle McDonagh, RD, CD (64 minutes)
Tubes: Weighing Patient and Family Preferences With Medical Recommendations, by Erin
Scott, MD (67 minutes)
Responsibilities, and Informed Consent in Dysphagia Management, by Mary
L. Casper, MA, CCC-SLP (65 minutes)
You will be able to:
- list the risks and benefits of fluid
selection and diet modification for patients with dysphagia
- identify three approaches to improve
nutrition with modified diets in the management of dysphagia
- discuss the controversy surrounding feeding
tubes and why conversations about them are challenging
- discuss the patient’s rights surrounding
dysphagia treatment and diet consistency modifications
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.
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