Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management

This was a course taught by Dr. Ianessa Humbert and Dr. Emily Plowman. This was the very first course of, hopefully, many to come. It was a live course in Baltimore, MD on September 19 and 20. Attendees were from all over: DC, MA, PA, NY, CT, CO, IN, AK, CA, TN, LA, VA, OH, NC, MI, Canada and Italy!!
Event Report dysphagia
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Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM We are registered and just waiting for the greatness to begin! #dysphagia
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Introductions are beginning. I'm front and center. What was I thinking???
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Only the cool kids are hanging out at Johns Hopkins this morning!! #dysphagia
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Physiology and neuroplasticity will be discussed! #dysphagia
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Elucidating Inconsistencies in Clinical Decision Making #dysphagia
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Challenging and controversial topics and viewpoints.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Rosenbek 1995 article. An alarm was sounded with aphasia treatment with an increase in efficacy data. No alarm for dysphagia.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Campbell Taylor 2008. No board certifications required for dysphagia. We are not taught biomechanics, pharmacology, etc.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Much can be learned from social media. Examples from the Dysphagia Therapy Professional Edition Facebook group.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Discussion from the past discussing not having instrumental assessments available. Discussing when some SLPs don't have access.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM "I work in a hospital and we can't really afford stethoscopes, so I just put my ear up against the patient's chest and listen."
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM We have to advocate to have the appropriate equipment for instrumental assessment, MBSS, FEES. #greatquotesfrom @dr_deglutition
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM There is a concern for lack of preparedness, lack of funds, increased productivity. It is imperative that we advocate.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Providing numbers an be a piece of gaining access to equipment. @yjohnsonmccoy
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM From a vendor "That's a great piece of equipment but I don't think my hospital/facility will go for that."
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM When equipment is purchased, it is because an SLP fought to get that equipment.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM We don't educate enough. PT and OT get equipment. We need to educated others regarding what we do and what we need to do it.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM YOU have to be the person and go in advocate for our profession. Nobody will come in and offer us necessities if we don't ask for it
Shareka @speechreka
Stalking @dysphagiarmblng and @yjohnsonmccoy this weekend. Hoping to learn lots vicariously #ctdm
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM Obamacare vs. Affordable Health Care Act. Educate yourself and KNOW what you are either for or against.
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM The healthcare field is looking to reduce costs and produce better patient outcomes. from Nancy Swigert
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM fee-for service system: certain outcomes must be reached in order to be paid and that negative outcomes be decreased to avoid penalty
Tiffani Wallace @dysphagiarmblng
#CTDM We should not have readmits, aspiration pneumonia, infection, etc.
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