New Dysphagia Management Course Now Available From Approved Continuing Education Provider Education Resources Inc.

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To help healthcare professionals address the rising prevalence of dysphagia, and serve patients dealing with swallowing disorders, Education Resources Inc. is now offering a new course that provides clinicians with a solid base for clinical decision making in dysphagia management.

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“This is the third course I have taken with ERI. It was excellent, well presented and clinically relevant. I had many “light bulb” moments and am excited to put what I learned into practice. I will recommend ERI to all my colleagues.” -Christina Ross

The course, Adult Dysphagia: Treatment and Clinical Decisions in Complex Patients, is recommended for speech language pathologists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants, nurses, dieticians, social workers, physicians, and other professionals involved in the assessment and management of adults with swallowing disorders. Participants will learn techniques that facilitate the interpretation of and communication about swallowing findings. Therapy strategies such as E-Stim will be presented using evidence based guidelines. There will be special emphasis on issues influencing management such as medications and speaking valves; esophageal swallowing disorders; tackling nutrition and hydration issues at the end of life and the role of the therapist on the Palliative Care Team. Participants can earn up to 14.5 contact hours (1.45 CEUs) while growing their skills.

Aliaa Khidr, MD, PhD, CCC/SLP, internationally renowned clinician and teacher, will teach the course. She received her medical degree from University of Ain Shams in Cairo, Egypt and her Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison and Ain Shams University. Dr Khidr received her Clinical Certificate in Speech Language pathology in 1998. She served as a faculty member of the Otolaryngology department in Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1983- 1998), the Otolaryngology department of University of Virginia (1998 – 2009) as well as the Human services department in Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (1998- 2015). Dr. Khidr focuses on teaching, patient care and research in adult voice and swallowing disorders. She has presented her research internationally in lectures, workshops, journal publications and invited book chapters. Her scholarly work is published in journals such as Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, Phonoscope, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology as well as Journal of Voice. Dr Khidr was a member of the medical team that developed and validated the widely used “Quality-of-Life Instrument for Laryngopharyngeal Reflux”.

Education Resources Inc. is pleased to partner with St. Peters University Hospital to bring this course to New Brunswick, New Jersey on October 24-25, 2015 and with Lois Eskenazi Hospital to bring this course to Indianapolis, Indiana on April 2-3, 2016.

Education Resources Inc. is a leading provider of evidence-based continuing education for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, assistants, educators and other health care professionals. For over 25 years, Education Resources Inc. and its esteemed faculty have educated therapists around the world on the latest topics applicable to clinicians practicing across the entire continuum of care. Education Resources, Inc. is co-owned by two physical therapists and is based in Massachusetts.

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