an apple a day... nutrition and dysphagia management
Contact Hours: Contact hours are no longer offered for this course.
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Rehab Nursing Series Course 12
Focus: Dysphagia safety and importance of nutrition for healing
This core skills course addresses the impact of nutrition and dysphagia on overall patient outcomes. Many rehab nurses do not fully understand the urgency or impact of nutrtion on the patient's ability to participate in therapy and achieve optimum outcomes. With a focus on understanding how the dietitian and speech therapist looks at the patient, this course reinforces coordintated interdisciplinary care to meet nutrition, hydration, and safety needs of patients with dysphagia.
Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 Nutrition & Hydration Needs
Nutrition and hydration make a significant impact on the speed of recovery and the patient's ability to participate in therapy.
Chapter 3 Identifying Risks & Problems
The biggest barrier to addressing nutrition, hydration and dysphagia is oftern recognizing and valuing risk. This chapter reviews the different types of nutrition risks common to rehab patients and explains their pathophysiology.
Chapter 4 The Challenge of Dysphagia
Tackle this chapter to show what you know or to review the anatomy, physiology, and evidence-based management of dysphagia.
Chapter 5 Meeting Needs
Some patients have significant challenges in meeting nutrition and hydration needs while reducing aspiration risks with a modified diet. Others need to focus on calorie and protein needs. Apply your skills to meeting the care needs of the patients presented in this course.
Chapter 6 Posttest
As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to pass the posttest with a score of 80% or better, demonstrating knowledge of:
Contact hours no longer will be provided for this course after October 1, 2019.If you would like to provide contact hours for this course at your site, contact us at email@example.com for the details of the Mergener formula.