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Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 2

presented by Denise Dougherty

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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

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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.

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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…

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1. Impacts of Medications on Swallowing

Our patients often take more than 3 medications per day. As they add medications, there is an increased risk of drug-drug and drug-food interactions. This chapter focuses on the impacts of medications on the swallowing process.

2. Resources and Case Studies

What does the impact of medications look like with patients? This chapter provides additional resources and reviews case examples that apply concepts from Part 1 and Part 2 of Pharmacology and Dysphagia.

More Courses in this Series

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 1

Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP

Pharmacology and Dysphagia Part 1

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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.

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