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AMDA's 2015 Annual Conference


C55 - Quenching Dry Throats: Implementing a Free-Water Protocol in a Teaching Nursing Home


Mar 21, 2015 4:00pm ‐ Mar 21, 2015 5:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this Internet Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Session Description:
This session will review the scientific and clinical rationale for permitting the consumption of water in selected patients with dysphagia (so-called "free-water protocols"). The presenter will outline the process of implementing such a protocol in a nursing home, summarize their experience with adopting a free-water protocol in their teaching nursing home, and allow attendees to devise a plan to adopt a free-water protocol in their home institution (accommodating to barriers and facilitators specific to their facility).

Learning Objective(s):

  • Summarize the scientific and clinical rationale for allowing free water ingestion in selected persons with dysphagia.
  • Appraise the literature regarding implementation and outcomes of water protocols.
  • Predict anticipated barriers and facilitators to implementing a water protocol in your home institution.
  • Devise a strategy for safely introducing a water protocol in your home institution.

Speaker(s):
Scott H. Owen, DO
Amy L. England, RN, BSN
Tracy C. Erickson, MA, CCC-SLP
Carl V. Tyler, MD, MS, CMD

Disclosure(s):
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Credits: None available.

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