This is the time of year when I start thinking about CEUs, how many I have so far for the year and how many I’ve got left to acquire (and which topics I want to focus on). There are so many courses still on my wishlist. The more I browse topics and providers, the more I want to know, which is the exciting part of continuing education.
If you’re looking for a practical course, Megan, Sara, and I presented with SpeechTherapyPD.com on Implementing Adaptive Equipment for Dysphagia in Skilled Nursing Facilities. We discussed regulations pertaining to adaptive equipment use (and provided some talking points for advocating for AE in your facilities), and also gave practical advice about a selection of adaptive pieces. This is one of my favorite topics because adaptive equipment was so foreign to me when I first started practicing. I wish I knew these things when I first started, and I’m so happy to be a part of bringing that information to someone who might need it.
In partnering with SpeechTherapyPD.com, we've learned what a fantastic resource it is. There are so many courses I'm looking forward to taking. If you have not checked into this as an option for CEUs, I encourage you to, you will not be disappointed with the selection! Here's to continued success with your patients, Mandi
My Preparation I recall when interviewing for home health positions that several of my friends and family often said, “Are you sure?” To them the thought of going into someone’s home was, well, frightening. To me it was the ultimate setting for truly functional therapy. I liked the thought of traveling, to have my [...]
The holidays are upon upon us! We've compiled a list of gift ideas for SLPs that are sure to please. Click on the picture to be directed to our product pick. Our seasonal give-away will be December 16th. 9 winners will be selected to receive an item generously donated by one of the companies mentioned below. [...]
While working in my LTACH in Miami Florida and my two ENT offices in Florida, I started to notice a clinical trend. My FEES referrals were beginning to show increased an increased frequency of LPRD correlating with COPD. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPRD) is something that I have personally. In my [...]
Happy November Everyone!November is National COPD Awareness month. One aspect I appreciate about treating patients with dysphagia and COPD is that many times, simple measures to improve safety at meals and comfort have not been discussed at all, which means there is a great opportunity for education. Frequently, these patients understand their strategies right away, and [...]
Register For Our FREE, Live ASHA-Approved CEU Course: Adaptive Equipment for Dysphagia Management in SNFs
Want to increase your skill-set regarding adaptive equipment (AE) for dysphagia management? Visit Yapp Guru University (click here) to register for this free, on-line course worth .15 ASHA CEUs. Attendees will: learn the process for selecting AEexplore state and federal laws regulating use of AEdemonstrate how to use 6 selected pieces of AE targeting a variety of patient [...]
The SLPs at calmslp.com have been very busy developing new printables and they think you'll like what they came-up with for this month. New activities include:Reading Comprehension bundle and individual printables about the quirky holidays in February such as National No-Brainer Day, National Gum Drop Day and Be Humble [...]