Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Define how drugs play a part in causing and treating dysphagia.
2. Identify commonly used analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs that can either treat pain or cause dysphagia.
3. List specific medications that cause “pill-induced” esophagitis and gastritis, susceptible patients, and effective treatments.
4. Identify iatrogenic causes and drug treatments for xerostomia and sialorrhea.
5. List strategies underlying drug treatment for esophageal motility disorders.
6. Identify over-the-counter and herbal preparations that may cause or worsen dysphagia.
OT, OTA, Speech Therapists and Nursing Staff.
OT CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. webinars are approved for AOTA CEU's Distance Learning: Interactive.
ATC CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by NATA BOC.
ASHA CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by ASHA. This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
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