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Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing

# e28   Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing

by Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS & Peter Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.4 CEUs

$ 79.00

This course is divided into 3 sections. Section 1 discusses medications affecting the central nervous system and dysphagia. Covered will be: a review of the central and peripheral nervous systems; the pathophysiology associated with eating and swallowing; common symptoms associated with dysphagia caused by medication; effects of medications on motor function, lubrication and gastrointestinal motility; and effects of antipsychotic and antidepressant medications on dysphagia.

Section 2 focuses on specific classes of medications and their effects on dysphagia, including anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety, bipolar, Parkinsonian, and Alzheimer's medications. Case studies are provided helping the participant learn to utilize the tables provided for each medication.

Section 3 covers medications and gastrointestinal function, including gastrointestinal lubrication and motility. Also covered is reflux disease, medications associated with gastrointestinal injury and the effect of pain medications. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Text - including diagrams & picture references.  

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Verbalize the function and differences between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  2. Discuss the effects of medications on the five phases of swallowing.
    Verbalize the classes of medications that affect motor function, lubrication and gastrointestinal motility in dysphagia.
  3. Differentiate the various antipsychotic medications and their affect on eating and swallowing.
  4. Describe how dysphagia occurs as a result of variables such as impaired salivation, reduced oropharyngeal sensation, direct suppression of the brainstem swallowing function and decrease in arousal.
  5. Summarize how the side effects and/or drug interactions associated with medications can negatively impact eating and swallowing.
  6. Identify medications with anticholinergic properties and verbalize how these medications can affect gastrointestinal motility and swallowing.
  7. Verbalize the major antidepressant, anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety and bipolar medications that affect eating and swallowing.
  8. List the medications associated with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases and their relationship to dysphagia.
  9. Verbalize the medications affecting gastrointestinal lubrication, motility and injury.
  10. Verbalize the medications and lifestyle issues associated with gastrointestinal reflux disease.
  11. Discuss medication-induced xerostomia and its impact on the swallow.
  12. Identify the major medications used for pain management and describe how these medications can impair eating and swallowing.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post-test in order to
receive a certificate of completion.

Lynette Carl, PharmD, BCPS, has practiced as a Consultant and Clinical Pharmacist in pharmacies providing patient care in the settings of hospital, psychiatric, hospice care, home infusion care, and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical practice experience includes infectious disease, critical care, nutrition support, geriatrics, internal medicine, anti-coagulation, cardiology and pain management. She is co-author of the text Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Lynette Carl is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties. 

Financial — Lynette Carl is Coauthor of the text, "Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing"; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Lynette Carl has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Peter Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his MS and PhD in Speech – Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. Dr. Johnson serves as a healthcare consultant. He develops continuing education programs as well as one-on-one mentoring. He assists in the development of memory units. His previous experience includes working in acute care, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care.

 Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech – Language Hearing Association (SID 13) Dysphagia Newsletter and the (SID 11) Administration and Supervision Newsletter. He is a four-time recipient of the President's Award and the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is the Chair of the Florida Department of Health State Licensing Board for Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

 Dr. Johnson has co-authored several books including Business Matters: A Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist; Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing and Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy. His newest book is, A Clinicians Guide to the Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial Peter Johnson is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives speaking fees. 

Financial — Peter Johnson is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties. 

Financial — Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "Drugs and Dysphagia: How Medications Affect Eating and Swallowing"; receives royalties.

Financial  Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "Practical Pharmacology in Rehabilitation: Effect of Medication on Therapy"; receives royalties.

Financial — Peter Johnson is Coauthor of the text, "A Clinicians Guide to Successful Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia"; receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial — Peter Johnson is Chair of the Florida Licensing Board for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

 


Intended Audience

  • SLPA
  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.4 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 4 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Peer Reviewed: This course was peer reviewed and registered with ASHA on 11/30/2015.

  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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"The information provided for all types of medications for specific disorders was very beneficial since I see all of these types of disorders daily." – E.W. (Dec. 2016)

"I really appreciated the medication grids with side effect ratings! These are a great quick reference!" – K.P.S. (Dec. 2016)

"The specific drugs and their side effects were very helpful. I liked being able to read at my own pace rather than listening to someone read to me." – A.M. (Nov. 2016)

"I found the information for my Parkinson's pt's and the effect on swallow as well as side effects to be most useful. I liked the awareness of drugs and how they affect the overall body." – D.G. (Nov. 2016)

"I appreciated the med interactions with dysphagia. I will discuss with our Pharmacy, Neurologist, Attending MD's and PA's. I liked the information and details of how meds affect the CNS." – I.K. (Oct. 2016)

"I am grateful to be more aware of the many medications that can interfere with patient functioning. Good review of the neurotransmitters and effects of medications." – S.B. (Oct. 2016)

"I enjoyed learning about antidepressants, neuropathic drug side effects, and the drug namenda. The slides were well organized." – M.T. (Aug. 2016)

"Discussing both Parkinson's Dz and Alzheimer's Dz was really helpful. I liked going over how drugs effect swallowing phases." – J.L. (July 2016)

"I specifically liked the list of the specific drugs and their side effects. The case studies were very helpful." – C.D. (July 2016)

"Just learning about the different drugs that could cause dysphasia was very useful." – R.C. (June 2016)

"I enjoyed reading more about the specific medications and their side effects. I liked all the case studies and the way they were written and explained. It was great!" – B.C. (June 2016)

"I liked how it discussed what to do or what medications to provide instead... it didn't just tell you what was wrong and the side effects. It told you how to fix the problem." – A.A. (Apr. 2016)

"I enjoyed the review of CNS and pharmacological effects. I like that it addressed dysphagia across the 5 phases." – V.K. (Feb. 2016)

"I appreciated the break down of each drug group and how drugs affect swallowing." – H.L. (Jan. 2016)

"I liked that the charts were easy to understand." – S.R. (Jan. 2016)

"I used to work in a nursing home, this course would be beneficial when reviewing meds patients are on in that setting. I liked that the course was easy to use and follow." – A.H. (Jan. 2016)

 

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