presented by Catriona Steele
Financial: Catriona Steele receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Catriona Steele has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Catriona Steele, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
Dr. Catriona M. Steele is the Director of the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She also teaches in the Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Steele worked as a medical speech-language pathologist for 10 years. Dr. Steele is known for her…Read full bio
1. Determining Swallowing Safety from Videofluoroscopy
Dr. Steele introduces swallowing safety, specifically regarding penetration-aspiration, as a major functional goal for patients, and describes the Penetration-Aspiration Scale and delineation of normal vs. abnormal function. Participants will receive practice in rating swallowing safety.
2. Determining Swallowing Efficiency from Videofluoroscopy
This chapter focuses on rating swallowing efficiency by objectively observing reside after swallowing in patients experiencing dysphagia. Among topics discussed are rating residue, decision-making regarding frame selection and delineation of normal vs. abnormal function. Participants are also given the opportunity to practice in rating residue using the ordinal rating scales and NRRS.