Live Webinar: Truth vs. Myth: Patient Choice and Dysphagia in Residential Care Settings

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Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 6-7 pm
Speaker: Amber Heape, CScD, CCC-SLP

Speaker Bio:
Amber Heape is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Professions Education Track in the SLPD program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  Dr. Heape serves in multiple volunteer capacities at the state and national levels.  She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and teaches interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses related to healthcare in the geriatric population.  She is currently Coordinator of ASHA SIG 15 (Gerontology). Dr. Heape has a passion for clinical education and mentoring future leaders.

Information Level: Introductory

Are your residential care patients with dysphagia “non-compliant” with their diets?  This session will take a deep dive into a patient-centered approach to dysphagia care.  We will identify myths and facts surrounding patient choice and appropriate courses of action for the SLP.

Learner Outcomes:
After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the ethical responsibilities for Speech-Language Pathologists regarding patient choice and dysphagia.
  • Appraise common misconceptions regarding dysphagia care in residential settings.
  • Evaluate courses of action that support patient choice as well as safety.

Time Ordered Agenda:

0-5 minutes                  Introduction
6-40 minutes                Myths vs. truths regarding patient compliance, ethical responsibilities of the SLP, and patient rights
41-55 minutes              Promoting family and caregiver involvement and support
56-60   minutes            Q & A

Registration for Live Webinar:

ArSHA Member: $25
Non Member: $50
Students: $10

Disclosure Statements:

Financial Disclosure:   Amber Heape will be receiving an honorarium from ArSHA for this presentation.  She is employed at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and will be referencing case studies from her place of employment.

Non Financial Disclosure:  Amber Heape serves in multiple volunteer capacities, such as SIG 15 (Gerontology) Coordinator, State Advocate for Medicare Policy with ASHA, and Business and Practice Management Convention Co-Chair.