AAOQ CE Course Descriptions, Brochures & Sign Up

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Please check out our course descriptions and brochures shown below!  At DMS, we are dedicated to providing continuing education on effective dysphagia management of the Five Systems aimed at improving the comfort, care and quality of life in America’s aging seniors.

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End of the Year Continuing Education Initiative!

There are some exciting Continuing Educational Opportunities!

Join us as we highlight important topics in Speech Pathology & Effective Dysphagia Management.

These special discounted deals on registration fees for ASHA approved continuing educational courses are available NOW through the END OF THE YEAR!

If you wish to access this educational course content offered by DMS via the Convergent platform, please click the link below and complete the registration process.

 

We have Self-Paced Continuing Education opportunities available. Scroll down to learn more!

 

Click Here to Register for a Special 75% Discounted Fee for the self-paced web course: The Barriers to Functional Dysphagia Management (0.2 CEs available)!

Enter this code upon checkout: BFDMFall2k17

 

Click Here to Register for a Special 75% Discounted Fee for the self-paced web course: Top 10 Ethical Concerns in Effective Dysphagia Management (0.2 CEs available)!

Enter this code upon checkout: Top10EthicsFall2k17

 

Click Here to Register and get a Special 30% Discounted Fee for the NeuroCognitive Dysphagia Bundle!

Bundled registration fee special price of $63.00 for DMS Friends!

Enter this code upon checkout: DMSFriendsFamily17

Includes access to the following self-paced web course content (0.9 CEUs available): AAOQ1217, AAOQ1817, AAOQ2417, AAOQ2617

 

Click Here to Register and get a Special 30% Discounted Fee for the Respiratory Dysphagia Bundle!

Bundled registration fee special price of $35.00 for DMS Friends!

Simple enter this code upon checkout: DMSFriendsFamily17

Includes access to the following self-paced web course content (0.5 CEUs available): AAOQ0617, AAOQ2217, AAOQ1017

 

Click Here to Register and get a Special 30% Discounted Fee for the Dysphagia Management Bundle (30% discounted price)!

Bundled registration fee special price of $49.00 for DMS Friends!

Simple enter this code upon checkout: DMSFriendsFamily17

Includes access to the following self-paced web course content (0.7 CEUs available): AAOQ0417, AAOQ1417, AAOQ3817, AAOQ7017

 

Click Here to Register and get a Special 30% Discounted Fee for the Muscular Dysphagia Bundle!

Bundled registration fee special price of $28.00 for DMS Friends!

Enter this code upon checkout: DMSFriendsFamily17

Includes access to the following self-paced web course content (0.4 CEUs available): AAOQ3217, AAOQ5017

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All ASHA approved Continuing Education course content & brochures are provided below.

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AAOQ0417 Repeat Hospitalization and the Dysphagia Link

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Dysphagia Clinician to the facts surrounding the CMS initiative to reduce repeat hospitalizations. This research-based review provides insight to the role of the SLP in the SNF, ALF, and IL settings. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Repeat Hospitalization Brochure

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AAOQ0617 The Respiratory System and Dysphagia

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the effects of respiratory function on dysphagia and voice. Normal and abnormal function were reviewed. To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  The Respiratory System and Dysphagia Brochure

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AAOQ0817 Reflux Dysphagia: What Is It and What Do We Do About It? 

This two hour live seminar was designed to orient the Dysphagia Clinician to the facts surrounding a largely unrecognized contributor to dysphagia, namely reflux. This research based presentation focused on the role of the SLP in identification of this complication in their diagnosis and treatment strategies. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Reflux Dysphagia Brochure

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 AAOQ1017 Trach/Vent Patients: Dysphagia and Cognitive Impairments

This three hour live seminar was designed to orient the process of Dysphagia Management in the SNF/AL/IL managing trach/vent patients. Solutions to overcome the barriers and treatment options for those patients with cognitive impairment, and caregiver education were key focus areas.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Trach/Vent Patients Brochure

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AAOQ1217 Introduction to Mild Cognitive Impairment

This three hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to Mild Cognitive Impairment in the SNF/AL/IL. Areas of instruction included Alzheimer’s Disease and MCI, including Amnesic, Non Amnesic and the Worried Well patient. Case studies were reviewed. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Intro to MCI Brochure

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AAOQ1417 Top 10 Diagnoses in the AL/IL/SNF and Dysphagia

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the process of Dysphagia Management in relation to 10 diagnoses, explaining their primary means of debilitation and complications, in an interdisciplinary environment. Risk factors, anatomy and physiology, treatment options, and caregiver education were key focus areas. To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  Top 10 Dx Brochure

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 AAOQ1617 The Five Systems of Dysphagia: Cognitive, Respiratory, Muscular, Gastrointestinal, Neurological

This four-hour live seminar was designed to orient the Dysphagia Clinician to better understand how the five systems affect dysphagia severity in the patient. Instrumentation, risk predicting, and myths and realities in dysphagia management were discussed. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: The Five Systems Brochure

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AAOQ1817 Successful Aging: Information for the SP

This two hour live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the path that the brain takes in aging. Areas of instruction included brain plasticity, brain adaptation, neuronal plasticity, cognitive plasticity and the role of the environment on the healthy brain. The role of the SLP in promoting healthy aging was discussed.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  Successful Aging Brochure

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AAOQ2017 Barriers to Functional Dysphagia Management in the SNF, AL/IL & Risk Predicting

This two hour live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the barriers that impede effective Dysphagia Management in an interdisciplinary environment. Risk factors, anatomy and physiology, treatment options, and caregiver education were key focus areas.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  Barrier to FDM Brochure

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AAOQ2217 Respiratory Diagnosis and the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the process of Dysphagia Management in relation to respiratory disease and complications in an interdisciplinary environment. Risk factors, anatomy and physiology, treatment options, and caregiver education were key focus areas.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  Respiratory Diagnosis and Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team Brochure

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AAOQ2417 Cognitive Dysphagia and Effectively Managing the Five Systems

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the bi-directional relationship of the type of breakdown in the functional swallow seen in the Five Systems of Dysphagia.  Further, the SLP was introduced to methods of recognizing the signs of Cognitive Dysphagia. Examples of Interdisciplinary Care Team interactions were given.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Cognitive Dysphagia Brochure

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 AAOQ2617 The Five Systems of Dysphagia: MCI to the AD Spectrum of Disorders

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the array of diseases/disorders that are linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.  Further, the SLP was introduced to the breakdown of the Five Systems of Dysphagia across the AD Spectrum of Disorders as well as what is observable at the MCI stage.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  AD Spectrum Brochure

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AAOQ3217 Orthopedic Surgery and Dysphagia Risks: Car Team Considerations in Functional Stability and Rehabilitation

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist the relationship between orthopedic surgery, particularly of the hips and knees, can affect the Five Systems of Dysphagia.  Further, the SLP was given information on Care Team considerations that can affect functional stability and rehabilitation of the patient. 

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AAOQ3417 The Top 10 Ethical Concerns in Effective Dysphagia Management

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to the ethical concerns in dysphagia management.

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AAOQ3817 The Business of Dysphagia: Importance of the SLP in Managing Risk

This one-hour seminar was designed to orient the Dysphagia Clinician to the business of Dysphagia Management and the importance of the SLP as a vital part of the Care Team. Risk factors, anatomy and physiology, peer-reviewed journal statistics, risk predicting tools, and understanding of the Care Team’s view on Dysphagia were reviewed. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Business of Dysphagia Brochure

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AAOQ4017 Diabetes and the Five Systems of Dysphagia: What Every Clinician Should Know

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to how the type of metabolic dysfunction noted in Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects the Five Systems of Dysphagia.  Further, the SLP was provided with information relevant to working with the Interdisciplinary Care Team ineffectively managing the type of breakdown of the Five Systems of Dysphagia in the DM population.  To view the brochure, please click on the following link:  Diabetes and the Five Systems of Dysphagia Brochure

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AAOQ5617 Dollar $hifting and the REAL Cost of Dysphagia

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the dysphagia clinician to better understand how the Five Systems affect dysphagia and the subsequent amount of dollars spent within the facility to treat the patient. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Dollar $hifting and the REAL Cost of Dysphagia.

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AAOQ5717 Dysphagia, Polypharmacy & Repeat Hospitalization

This three hour Live seminar was designed to orient the SLP to the risks of dysphagia in patients utilizing more than 2 medications at one time. Polypharmacy-related risks are discussed for each of the Five Systems of Dysphagia: Respiratory, Neurological, Cognitive, GI. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Polypharmacy & Repeat Hospitalization. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Dysphagia, Polypharmacy & Repeat Hospitalization Brochure

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AAOQ6017 Fundamentals of the US Healthcare System

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the clinician to the types of common settings and approaches available when treating a SLP patient. The Five Systems of Dysphagia and differences in the related disease/illness in these settings will be discussed. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Fundamentals of the US Healthcare System.

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AAOQ6117 Dysphagia in the AL/IL/SNF, Home Health, Outpatient and Telehealth

This two hour Live seminar was designed to orient the Speech Pathologist to considerations and payment systems in the US healthcare system. Aspects of Public vs. Private Insurance, reimbursement methods and disease/illness will be considered. To view the brochure, please click on the following link: Dysphagia in the AL/IL/SNF, Home Health, Outpatient and Telehealth.

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