Intro to Clinical Decision Tree Part 1: Clinical Exam

Part 2 of Clinical Decision Trees in Dysphagia Management | taught by Emily Plowman
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  • 1 Survey
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  • 1.0 hr

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Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management

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Part 1 of the Clinical Decision Tree module will provide an overview of the importance of standardization of your clinical evaluation of swallowing and its impact on productivity and your ability to accurately track treatment progress over time. It will teach the participant how to implement a set of validated clinical tools to probe different aspects of the swallowing mechanism including: airway defense physiologic capacity, lingual physiologic capacity, swallow safety and aspiration screening, patient self-report and quality of life to be performed at the ‘bedside’.

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Emily Plowman
Emily Plowman
Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Emily Plowman is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida where she is jointly appointed in the departments of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Physical Therapy.


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