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
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 [...]
I’ve been a practicing SLP for 16 years and some things are just a given: adaptive dining equipment (AE) will be misplaced. It’s like the famous children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Joffee Numeroff. If you give a patient a nosey cup, he’ll ask for 3 more nosey cups, one [...]
Consider the Audience:As nurses move toward primary care models, a trend placing nurses on the front line for direct patient care, it is imperative that our recommendations as SLPs are simple and easily integrated into our patient’s daily routine. The staff we are working along side will have differing levels of familiarity with thickening liquids [...]
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 [...]
Interdisciplinary Care Interview Part 3: 5 things a Hospitalist wants the SLP to know with Dr MiLinda Nimmo Zabramba
Our jobs as SLPs are important, as are the roles of all other members of the care team. Perhaps the most instrumental is the physician that directs and coordinates the care of a host of specialists that can properly evaluate, diagnose, and treat the patients. A respectful and healthy relationship is supremely important with the [...]
Vince Lombardi once said, “Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work”. In our interdisciplinary blog series we explore perspectives from a variety of disciplines with whom we often interact to see how we as SLPs can improve our communication [...]