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Esophageal Dysphagia: Applications for the SLP in Raleigh, NC

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Cary, NC 27511

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This is the original esophageal course! This cutting-edge, 2-day course is essential for the dysphagia therapist. The SLP will become knowledgeable on various esophageal disorders affecting the oropharyngeal stage of swallowing. Diagnostic ability and treatment planning will be dramatically improved by learning to decipher primary oropharyngeal vs esophageal dysphagia. Learn to identify laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and GERD and become knowledgeable regarding diagnostic evaluations and medical/ surgical management. You will receive extensive clinical training for advanced interpretation of FEES and MBS to include implementation of the Reflux Finding Score (RFS) and esophageal sweep. Determine appropriate candidates for various tube feeding options given their effect on different stages of swallowing. Evaluation and treatment options for the xerostomic patient will be discussed.

Please contact Julie Huffman with any questions about this course. (919) 637-3755 or juliehuffmanslp@icloud.com

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Define various esophageal disorders and their effect on oropharyngeal swallow function
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing the Reflux Finding Score during FEES
  3. Describe and analyze esophageal abnormalities during the MBS esophageal sweep
  4. Determine appropriate recommendations for the patient with primary esophageal dysphagia
  5. Define Xerostomia, its relation to esophageal dysphagia and treatments Describe effects of enteral feeding on oropharyngeal and esophageal swallow function.

About the Presenter: Julie Huffman is a practicing clinician with 24 years experience in medical speech pathology. She works at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC, where she serves as the clinical preceptor for speech-language pathology. She provides dysphagia evaluation and treatment, as well as mentoring, in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation, acute care and skilled nursing. She has been instrumental in devising protocols to include consideration of the esophagus for both FEES and MBS studies. Julie has taught on dysphagia, FEES and esophageal disorders nationally and internationally for over 13 years. She has also taught short courses at ASHA and NCSLHA.Julie is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Disclosures Financial: Ms. Huffman is a salaried employee of UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She teaches her course as a sole proprietor. Ms. Huffman serves on the Advisory Board for Carolina Speech Pathology. Non-financial: Ms. Huffman has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

This program is offered for 1.55 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

*If you wish to have your participation in this course reported to ASHA, you must complete the ASHA Participant form provided to you at the course and submit it to the instructor before you leave. Participants must be present for 100% of this course to

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