Esophageal Dysphagia: Evaluation & Treatment
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
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Event Description
Scott Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist at NorthBay Health Medical Center in the ENT Department. He currently specializes in voice disorders, dysphagia, and oral dysfunction/TMJ issues. He graduated from University of Arizona with his Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology. He has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 30 years across the continuum of care with all different ages and diagnoses. He is retired from teaching at CA State Universities (Sacramento and San Jose) after teaching the “Dysphagia & the SLP in the Medical Setting” class at Sacramento State for 16 years and “Neuroanatomy” and “Adult Communication Disorders” at San Jose State.for 4 years.

Financial Disclosures: NorthBay HealthCare employee, MSCC honorarium 
Non-financial Disclosures:  none
Facilitator:  Kim Gully, MS, CCC-SLP, CCM, CBIST
Financial Disclosures:  none
Non-Financial Disclosures:  President of MSCC, Founder and Leader of New Start Support Group for TBI Survivors
Target Audience:  Medical Speech-language pathologists
Course Description: This lecture will address the role of the SLP in esophageal dysphagia for both evaluation and treatment purposes. Focus will be on how to best screen the esophagus during MBS studies, interpreting those results, treatment for basic issues such as behavioral management of reflux, poor esophageal motility, and education on medications. Use of MBS recordings will be used to help show impairments and treatment efficacy. Discussion will also be done re: possible effects of reflux on the voice and other areas.
Upon Completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify esophageal dysmotility via MBS observations.
  • Describe and perform the DIEZ technique to assist with esophageal dysmotility.
  • List behavioral management ideas for reflux.
  • Identify what the classifications of medication (including alginates) used for treating reflux are and their possible side-effects.
Time ordered Agenda:
9:00 – 9:10       Introduction and scope of practice for esophageal dysphagia
9:10  - 9:30       Anatomy and physiology of the esophagus
9:30  - 10:00     Disorders of the esophagus
10:00- 10:45    Screening/Assessment of the esophagus with MBS recordings
10:45 - 11:45   Treatment of esophageal disorders for the SLP
11:45 – 12:00  Questions, Answers & Discussion
In order to receive credit for this course participants must complete the following requirements:
  • attend entire course
    • sign in on time and stay for the entire course
    • partial credits not allowed
  • complete program evaluation
    • must be completed within 7 days of completion of course
    • certificate of completion will be awarded upon receipt
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