Professional Advocacy Considerations for Dysphagia Management (On Demand Webinar)
Professional Advocacy Considerations for Dysphagia Management (On Demand Webinar)
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Professionals and patients face a variety of challenges that are unique to age and health care setting and that can influence outcomes in dysphagia management. In this course, a panel of experts explore both professional- and patient-related advocacy considerations that impact evidence-based practice and dysphagia management across a variety of adult and pediatric medical settings. The panel addresses advocating at the administrative level for instrumental access, navigating challenging conversations with the interprofessional team, considering informed consent and patient rights, and removing barriers in implementing evidence-based practice.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Summarize at least two new ideas, strategies, and/or perspectives you gained from the discussion 
  • Describe at least one insight from the discussion that you can share with others in your work setting

Presenter Information

Ed Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP, is currently a Clinical Consultant for IOPI Medical. His clinical experience includes acute care, outpatient, home health, and skilled nursing. He has held leadership positions such as a Regional Manager, VP of Clinical Services, and COO. Ed has been a guest on national and international dysphagia podcasts, written blogs concerning dysphagia-related topics, and published in peer-reviewed journals. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland and East Tennessee State University.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salary IOPI Medical, LLC

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Raquel Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S is a trained craniofacial and feeding specialist who has worked in infant critical care units for the past 11 years. She has lectured at the national and state level on infant and pediatric feeding disorders. She graduated with her MS in communication disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her doctorate of speech-language pathology from Northwestern University. Her clinical interests include neonatal care, congenital heart disease, upper airway disorders, infant FEES, and parental health literacy.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • FLASHA member
  • Hispanic Caucasus, Vice President of Professional Practices (2022-2024)
  • ASHA SIG 13 Coordinating Committee, Member at Large
  • ASHA S.T.E.P. Mentor
  • ASHA LDP Application Peer Reviewer
  • Feeding Matters, Conference Committee 2022, 2023
  • NANT, Peer Reviewer Conference Committee 2023
  • DRS Social Media Committee 2023
  • Dysphagia Outreach Project (DOP), Volunteer

Shawn Lowe, SLPD, CCC-SLP, is a medical speech-language pathologist who has served the adult and geriatric populations in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health settings. He earned his Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology degree from Loma Linda University. He has published research focusing on head and neck cancer in rural U.S. populations and their access to speech and swallowing services. He is passionate about educating his clients and their caregivers to promote improved access to services and increase self-advocacy.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

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 and submit the learning assessment within 5 days of watching the live webinar, or June 15, 2028, whichever comes first.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: June 13, 2023
End date: June 15, 2028

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Continuing Education

6/15/2023 to 6/15/2028

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102623
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language: English
Author: Ed M Bice, MEd, CCC-SLP; Raquel J Garcia, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CNT, BCS-S; Shawn M Lowe, SLPD, CCC-SLP

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