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Assessing and Managing Swallowing Issues: An Interprofessional Approach


Assessing and Managing Swallowing Issues: An Interprofessional Approach

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This educational module is designed to teach family medicine residents, internal medicine residents, fellows, and medical students an interprofessional approach to assessing and managing swallowing issues.

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The objectives of this educational module are:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of potential swallowing problems.
  2. Identify nutritional concerns requiring intervention.
  3. Determine appropriate referral for speech pathologists and registered dietitians in the collaborative care of elderly patients with swallowing problems.
  4. Describe positive outcomes of a collaborative approach in the treatment of swallowing problems.
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For evaluation purposes, ther are pre/post knowledge questions available from the author.

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Carol Gaebler, MS, CCC-SLP; Barbara Robertson, MA, CNSC, RD and LMNT. Assessing and Managing Swallowing Issues: An Interprofessional Approach. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: