Dysphagia Certification Program

This certification program comprises of combining Neuro-muscular Electrical Stimulation and Traditional Dysphagia techniques. This is the only FDA cleared treatment approach.

 

DURATION

1.5 Days

 

KEY TOPICS COVERED:

  1. Muscle Physiology
  2. Pathological swallowing mechanisms and processes
  3. Modified Barium Swallow Evaluations
  4. Basic concepts of Neuro-muscular electrical stimulation
  5. Vitalstim Therapy Protocol

 

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this workshop, students should be able to:

  • To describe the various phases of the normal swallowing movement
  • To describe the neuro-physiological processes involved in normal swallowing, neural pathways controlling swallowing
  • Positive and negative feedback occurring during swallowing
  • To discuss the psychological aspects involved with and their impact on swallowing.
  • To describe the main pathological conditions affecting the swallowing function in both the; adult and paediatric population.
  • To interpret the results of a modified barium study.
  • To categorize the swallowing disorder based on the result of the evaluation.
  • To describe the characteristics of electrical stimulation and the influence of electricity on muscle tissue.
  • To identify the pathological conditions for which electrical stimulation is indicated.
  • To describe the characteristics of the VitalStim Therapy electrical stimulation unit and the electrodes used.
  • To discuss and demonstrate the application of VitalStim Therapy technology in the treatment of dysphagia.
  • To discuss and demonstrate the use of swallowing exercise during and after the application of VitalStim technology.
  • To discuss the use of other interventions to maximize the impact of VitalStim Therapy.
  • To discuss and demonstrate correct use of documentation forms.

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