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Session Description: The #thickenedliquidchallenge emerged this Spring on social media, initiated by the GeriPal blog to raise awareness for patients who have swallowing difficulties. We challenge you to come to this session and take the #thickenedliquidchallenge and then stay to learn about dysphagia. From a speech therapist and medical director perspective, presenters will cover details of the swallowing mechanism, when and why to order imaging studies, potential treatments and complications of aspiration. Attendees will leave with specific, practical strategies and phrases to use when discussing complex ethical dilemmas surrounding swallowing disorders in the PA/LTC regulatory environment. Bring a few ounces of your choice of drink (or two) for your challenge!
Experience what our patients experience when we write orders for downgraded diets (#thickenedliquidchallenge).
Explain the details of the swallowing mechanism and differences between imaging options.
Balance quality of life and rights of patients with potential aspiration.
Explain state and federal regulations in regards to swallowing and resident rights.
Speaker(s): Lindsey R. Neal, MD, CMD Kevin Grunden, MS, CCC-SLP.