Siskin Hospital periodically offers Advanced Learning Courses for therapeutic professionals. The classes are educational opportunities designed to satisfy the occupational therapy rules and regulations to become certified to use physical agent modalities, prior to the documentation/supervision requirements in the clinical setting.
For more information on any of the Advanced Learning Courses, please call Betty Penley at 423-634-1579.
The following is information on the last Advanced Learning Course held at Siskin Hospital. Please check back periodically for new course opportunities. Thank you!
Siskin Hospital's Advanced Learning Courses for Therapeutic Professionals
"Advanced Oropharyngeal Dysphagia Assessment & Treatment"
- Course sponsored by Siskin Hospital
This course is for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Cost: $89 for Professionals
Credit: This program is offered for .6 CEU's
(Advanced Level, Professional Area).
Course Description: Our goal is to offer high quality continuing education opportunities at a reasonable cost. This advanced course is dysphagia assessment and treatment is for speech-language pathologists treating swallowing disorders, with particular emphasis on patients at a higher risk for aspiration pneumonia.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Course Instructor: John Ashford, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. John Ashford is a preofessor of Speech-Language Pathology at Vanderbilt University and Tennessee State University. He also serves as a consultant and guest lecturer with special interest in the area of dysphagia. His published topics include a series of articles on evidence-based treatment of swallowing disorders, laboratory values and the implications for swallowing assessment, oral care in the elderly population, reliability of the clinical swallowing evaluation, and factors involved relative to patients with pneumonia. He is a co-owner of a private practice, SA Swallowing Services, PLLC.
Course Schedule: Saturday, August 21, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9:00- 10:30 a.m. Revisiting the Clinical (Bedside) Dysphagia Assessment
10:30- 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45- 12:15 p.m. Blood Culture Values in Oral Feeding Decisions; VFSS or FEES, Have Times Changed?
12:15- 1:15 p.m. LUNCH (provided)
1:15- 2:45 p.m. Evidence-Based Practice: Swallowing Maneuvers and Compensatory Strategies for Neurogenic Patients
2:45- 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00- 4:30 p.m. The Importance of Oral Care in Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
4:30 p.m. Adjourn