Swallowing in Patients Using High Flow Nasal Cannulas
Swallowing in Patients Using High Flow Nasal Cannulas
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When SLPs are tasked with evaluating and treating patients who use high flow nasal cannula oxygenation systems, they may have questions about these systems’ potential impact on swallowing. This session discusses the literature on swallowing and use of high flow nasal cannulas and the implications for dysphagia evaluation and treatment.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 online conference “Controversies and Consensus in Dysphagia Management.”

Learning Outcomes
After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify basic components of high flow oxygenation systems
  • Discuss points to consider when conducting a swallow evaluation with a patient using airflow via high flow nasal cannula
  • Describe the relationship between use of high flow nasal cannulas and laryngeal vestibule closure in healthy individuals
  • Discuss possible implications of high flow nasal cannulas on treatment


  • What is "high-flow"?
  • Benefits of high-flow oxygenation
  • Literature
  • Swallow evaluation during high flow use

Presenter Information

Katie Allen, PhD, CCC-SLP, worked on the medical side of speech-language pathology (mostly in hospitals) before returning to get a PhD at the University of Nevada, Reno. Allen's research has focused on swallowing, voice, and motor speech disorders. Studies have included novel uses of biofeedback to improve outcomes, pharyngeal manometry, and the impact of high flow oxygenation systems on swallowing. Allen is co-owner of Summit Voice and Swallowing, located in Northern Nevada,; an affiliate of ASHA SIG 3 (Voice and Upper Airway Disorders) and SIG 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders), and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society. Allen recently attended the Summer Vocology Institute.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA SIG 13 affiliate
  • Member of Dysphagia Research Society

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 the learning assessment by April 30, 2027.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: March 2022
End date: April 30, 2027

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

Related Courses

View all courses from the Controversies and Consensus in Dysphagia Management online conference.

Continuing Education

4/30/2022 to 4/30/2027

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102483
Client Age: Adults
Format(s): eWorkshop
Language: English
Author: Katie S. Allen, PhD, CCC-SLP

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