You are now viewing our public site. Back to Dashboard

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 1

presented by Denise Dougherty

Accrediting Body:

Target Audience:

Levels:
Disclosure Statement:

Financial Disclosures •Honorarium - MedBridge •Honorarium ASHA –Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists •Private Practice Owner

Non-Financial Disclosures •Past President AAPPSPA –American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology •Quality Insights of Pennsylvania

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

MedBridge is committed to accessibility for all of our subscribers. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact support@medbridgeed.com. We will process requests for reasonable accommodation and will provide reasonable accommodations where appropriate, in a prompt and efficient manner.

Accreditation Check:
Medication review is a necessary part of the chart review for any evaluation, especially dysphagia. Medications can contribute to/exacerbate a patient’s dysphagia. However, our training in pharmacology may be minimal, at best. How do medications work, and what impact do they have on the swallow? This two part presentation will provide you with basic knowledge about absorption and metabolism of medications, intended and unintended impact of medications, physiologic changes in the older adult, and possible interactions of drugs, herbs and foods. Specific disorders and the most common medications for each will be reviewed with potential side effects. You will leave this program with resources to use for a medication review.

Meet Your Instructor

Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Denise Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. Ms. Dougherty was an adjunct faculty member at York College of Pennsylvania and Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award for her achievements and…

Read full bio

Chapters & Learning Objectives

Download Learning Objectives

1. Older Adult and Physiologic Changes

As we age, physiologic changes impact our health, increasing risk for decline in mobility, cognition, nutrition and diseases. Medication use increases, whether it is self-medication with over the counter products or increased use of prescriptions prescription drugs. These physiologic changes can impact the effect of medications.

2. Metabolism and Absorption of Medications

Medications differ in how they are administered, metabolized and absorbed in the body. This process varies based on the type of medication. The 3 P’s: pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics are broken down to increase the understanding of how medications work.

3. CAM - Complementary Alternative Medicine

Many patients and families look for alternative treatment options to complement medications they currently take or to replace them. Herbs used to treat specific disorders/diseases are identified, with discussion of potential side effects.

More Courses in this Series

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 2

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 2

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Medication review is a necessary part of the chart review for any evaluation, especially dysphagia. Medications can contribute to/exacerbate a patient’s dysphagia. However, our training in pharmacology may be minimal, at best. How do medications work, and what impact do they have on the swallow? Part two of this two part series describes intended and unintended impacts of medications, and possible interactions of drugs, herbs and foods. Specific disorders and the most common medications for each will be reviewed with potential side effects. Participants will leave this program with resources to use for a medication review.

View full course details

Sign up to receive exclusive content from industry leading instructors.

Send us feedback

Email