Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing: Assessment and Evidence-Based Interventions
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Physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dieticians
At the end of this activity, the learner or healthcare team should be to:
- Identify 5 or more reasons to seek early intervention via clinical feeding evaluation by a pediatric dysphagia-specialized speech-language pathologist
- List at least 5 signs or symptoms that could raise concern for aspiration.
- Recognize 3 social determinants of health that may limit a child's access to food or specialized feeding equipment to ensure a safe oral feeding plan.
- State at least 4 management/intervention strategies for treating pediatric dysphagia.
- Explain the roles of at least 3 medical professionals (ex. Physicians, nurses, speech language pathologist) who are involved in decision-making regarding management of feeding and swallowing disorders
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.25 BMC NursingBoston Medical Center grants contact hours to nurses who complete the session. Boston Medical Center (OH-236) is an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, OBN-001-91.
- 1.25 Participation
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