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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Course

What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know

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What the Rehab Manager Needs to Know     $29.95

This lecture is part of the following course:
Dysphagia Programs


The need for competent dysphagia therapists continues to grow, while advanced-level practitioners seem to be in short supply. Corporate managers of skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation agencies who are frustrated with the search for experienced therapists are looking inward to their current employees to provide these services.

Both speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and occupational therapists (OTs) are permitted by their practice acts to offer dysphagia services when they have "advanced training." Therapists are finding themselves in demand to provide dysphagia treatment, but they may lack both operational knowledge and clinical experience. Therefore, rehab agencies are increasingly seeking educational programs and other means of cultivating competence in their entry-level dysphagia therapists (DTs).

This course encourages dysphagia therapists to establish a dysphagia team, and outlines key strategies for the recruitment and retention of dysphagia therapists. While discussing dysphagia care, the professor outlines the problems associated with dysphagia and the positive outcomes of quality dysphagia care. The course also demonstrates how to incorporate these programs into restorative nursing programs, including the most current billing and coding procedures.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding dysphagia programs to enhance the contents provided within this course. Please go through the materials carefully and take advantage of all suggestions and recommendations provided, to ensure a rich interactive online experience.

Continuing education credits:

  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.10 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Administration & Management, and Supervision.

    EDUCATA is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

  • NBCOT: 1.25 PDU (Course includes assessment component.)

Note: Post-test must be passed with a score of 80% or more in order to receive certificate of completion.

Contact Hours: 1.00


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. List three ways of promoting competence in the beginner dysphagia therapist.
  2. Identify the key components necessary for the establishment of a dysphagia care team.
  3. Develop three strategies for the recruitment and retention of dysphagia therapists.
  4. List qualitative and subjective negative outcomes of dysphagia in LTC.
  5. List three positive outcomes of quality dysphagia care.
  6. Describe how direct dysphagia therapy and restorative nursing programs will increase revenue.
  7. Identify the current billing and coding procedures for a dysphagia program.


The professor of this course has NOT endorsed or received any compensation from the manufacturers or distributors of any of the materials discussed in this presentation.

Financial: Ms. Logsdon receives compensation as the professor of this course.

Nonfinancial: Ms. Logsdon has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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