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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Course

The Therapist’s Role in Identification and Treatment

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The Therapist’s Role in Identification and Treatment     $134.78

This lecture is part of the following course:
Esophageal Dysphagia and Beyond


Esophageal disorders may significantly impact the comfort, safety and nutritional status of the elderly nursing home resident. It is important for the dysphagia therapist to be able to differentiate symptoms of esophageal dysfunction from other problems that interfere with eating. This course is designed as an overview of the diagnoses, assessment procedures and treatment options for esophageal dysphagia.

Continuing education credits:

  • AOTA: This program is offered for 0.45 CEUs, Intermediate Level:

    • Domain of OT: Client Factors.
    • Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation.

    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: 5.625 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: 4.50


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

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

  1. Identify normal and abnormal structures and functions of the esophagus.
  2. List the diagnostic tools most frequently used by physicians when assessing esophageal dysphagia.
  3. Recognize symptoms related to esophageal and lower digestive system disorders and their impact on adults and elders.
  4. Provide referral and consultation for medical evaluation of symptoms of esophageal and lower digestive system disorders.
  5. Identify the common medications used to treat esophageal disorders, their indications and side-effects.
  6. Apply behavioral treatment options for esophageal dysphagia and lower digestive system disorders.


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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