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Dysphagia Case Studies in the NICU Part 2

presented by Sarah Lauridson, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLEC, NTMTC

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Financial: Sarah Lauridson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Sarah Lauridson has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 38 Minutes

This is the second part of a two-part course series. Clinicians will learn medical history and clinical presentation of two distinctly different patients who present with dysphagia in the NICU/neonatal period. They will learn from an experienced clinician how to pinpoint items in the history and clinical examination to guide their evaluation and questions for the medical team. Evidence-based therapeutic interventions appropriate to each patient's course and diagnosis will be discussed. In part two, cases involving patients with congenital esophageal malformations and congenital airway malformations will be presented. Clinicians working in the NICU or doing follow-up for NICU graduates will find this course applicable.

Meet Your Instructor

Sarah Lauridson, MS, CCC-SLP, CNT, CLEC, NTMTC

Sarah is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who specializes in infant/pediatric feeding and swallowing. She has also been awarded board certification in neonatal therapy (CNT) by the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board and is a certified lactation educator counselor (CLEC). She has extensive experience in assessing and treating complex infant/pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders and has worked…

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1. Patient 1

A hypothetical patient’s medical course, initial presentation, clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions, patient responses, and outcomes are presented as a framework to discuss pathophysiology of dysphagia in patients with congenital esophageal malformations.

2. Patient 2

A hypothetical patient’s medical course, initial presentation, clinical assessments, therapeutic interventions, patient responses, and outcomes are presented as a framework to discuss pathophysiology of dysphagia in patients with congenital airway malformations.

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