Z 10/09/18: Improving Nutritional Compliance of Dysphagia Patients for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals

$ 40.00

October 9, 2018
4:00 to 5:00 pm. CST

The registration for this webinar will close on October 9, at 12:00 pm cst.

Instructor: Kristin Forand, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Spinal Cord Injury Innovation Center Karlie Scully, MBA, RD, LDN Clinical Dietician, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists


This webinar will highlight therapeutic diets recommended by dietitians as well as dysphagia diets recommended by speech-language pathologists and ways to improve patient safety and compliance for nutritional needs. Webinar content will focus on descriptions of each diet, literature supporting nutritional compliance and common challenges occurring with patients on both therapeutic and dysphagia diets. It will review in practical terms how allied health practitioners and nurses can navigate these cases while improving safety and patient satisfaction outcomes.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and differentiate between types of therapeutic and dysphagia diets
  • Discuss research of health outcomes of non-compliance with diet recommendations
  • Identify when diet restrictions co-exist and explain ways to increase compliance while maintaining patient safety and satisfaction

    Continuing Education Credits

     Physical Therapy 

    This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved for 1 contact hour.

    Occupational Therapy 

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This introductory level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT

    Speech-Language Pathology

    This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)


    Financial -    The instructors receive an honorarium for teaching this course from Shirley Ryan AbiltiyLab

    Non-Financial -  The instructors have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose