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Electrical Stimulation In The Normal And Impaired Swallow

# e06   Electrical Stimulation In The Normal And Impaired Swallow

by Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP

0.1 CEUs

$ 24.00

The clinical and scientific communities are showing interest in new avenues for dysphagia rehabilitation. Electrical stimulation for the treatment of swallowing impairments is among the most studied of swallowing interventions in the published literature, yet many unanswered questions reamin about its efficacy. Many speech-language pathologists who treat dysphagia are attending educational and training sessions to obtain certifications to use this technique. 

This online course provides a review of swallowing anatomy and physiology and the fundamentals of electrical stimulation. Also, the values and limitations of electrical stimulation for swallowing are reviewed, based on the published literature, to assist clinicians in decision-making for their clinical practice. Overall, learners will be able to use information obtained from this course to facilitate their independent critique of past and future studies, which is crucial for evaluating the possible effects of electrical stimulation. Offered for 0.1 CEUs – 1 contact hour.

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: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss swallowing anatomy and physiology.
2. Differentiate between surface versus intramuscular electrical stimulation.
3. Discuss research on electrical stimulation.
4. Identify types of patients who might best benefit from electrical stimulation.

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

Ianessa A. Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She is an accomplished researcher, having studied the effects of electrical stimulation on hyo-laryngeal movement in healthy and dysphagic adults. Dr. Humbert's current research focuses on swallowing neurophysiology and on Alzheimer's disease.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial  Ianessa Humbert is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is presenter of CE seminars sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives honorarium. 

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is author of the text, "The Swallowing Pocket Guide" published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Ianessa Humbert is an inventor for Passy Muir, Inc; holds a patent on equipment. 

Nonfinancial — Ianessa Humbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

 


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1 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 11/30/2014.

  • 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.

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More Offerings by: Ianessa Humbert

Ecourses

  E-Course # Course Title & Author CEUs Price  
e07 Dysphagia Practice: Moving Toward More Comprehensive Treatment Protocols
Roxann Gross, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Cathy Lazarus, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Kathy Panther, MS, CCC-SLP and Robert Arnold, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC-SLP
1.2 $149.00
e90 Swallowing Physiology: Understanding Its Relationship To Traditional Swallowing Treatments
Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP
0.1 $24.00
e125 Evidence-Based Practice In Adult Dysphagia Management: What The Evidence Says About Commonly Selected Rehabilitation Interventions
Ianessa Humbert, PhD, CCC-SLP and Phoebe Macrae, Ph.D. and Catriona Steele, Ph.D.
0.25 $44.00

Products

  Title Price  
The Swallowing Pocket Guide $29.00
Quick Pocket Guides: Swallowing & Tracheostomy Tubes/Speaking Valves $73.00

"I appreciated gaining better critical thinking of opposing muscles and effect of stim placement." – B.V. (Feb. 2017)

"Good critique of research studies. The focus on opposing muscles and really thinking through the intended goal were helpful discussions. Also, considering sensory input, not just motor, was useful." – A.R. (Feb. 2017)

"The presentation was excellent, and I really enjoyed the research aspect." – C.C. (Jan. 2017)

"Most beneficial was the studies that have been completed on specific patient populations and allowing me to critically think if a patient may benefit from treatment. I liked that the slides were very helpful to follow along with and I was able to take notes to refer to at work." – K.S. (Dec. 2016)

"It was an excellent presentation. I enjoyed the review of the muscle functions, the recent research on the efficacy of e-stim and criteria for candidates that are most likely to benefit from e-stim. Research as it relates to the various electrode placements was also very enlightening. The visuals were good and helpful for optimal understanding. The speaker was articulate and easy to understand. I also liked being able to pause and go back and review the material provided. It was very relevant to my work setting because I use e-stim on my patients daily." – K.S. (Dec. 2016)

"I liked the E-stim studies and comparisons of surface stimulation vs. intramuscular stimulation." – S.L. (Dec. 2016)

"I liked the review of anatomy and physiology of swallowing, as I have not reviewed it in quite some time." – N.T. (Dec. 2016)

"I enjoyed the brief review of anatomy and physiology and the recommended patient populations who would benefit most from SES." – L.G. (Nov. 2016)

"I appreciated the extensive explanation about the opposing forces of the muscles of the ant neck. I liked the research presented with visual supports explaining anatomy and physiological implications." – A.W. (Nov. 2016)

"Learning more of the basics of how e-stim works and some of the information from specific studies that have been done was really helpful. I like that it is a topic of interest/debate." – M.J. (Sept. 2016)

"All of the content was excellent and beneficial." – B.S. (Aug. 2016)

"The review on the anatomy and physiology and balanced view of pros/cons for Vital Stim was helpful.  I liked that the speaker was easy to understand."  K.G. (July 2016)

"I appreciated the research implications discussed."  F.B. (June 2016)

"Excellent narration and visuals."  J.G. (June 2016)

"The entire course was beneficial for me. I liked the amount of detail."  D.M. (June 2016)

"The research studies were the best part."  J.S. (June 2016)

"I really enjoyed the muscle group review and interactions."  K.B. (May 2016)

"How to explain overall VS was excellent. I liked that the course was intense, had a lot of info, and helped explain it well."  K.J. (Apr. 2016)

"The coverage of the anatomy with target muscles for swallowing was the best part."  B.S. (Apr. 2016)

"I liked the anatomy diagrams."  E.U. (Mar. 2016)

"The effects of SES was most beneficial."  L.M. (Feb. 2016)

"Presented in an organized manner with examples and studies. I especially appreciated the specific effects of e-stim on laryngeal elevation."  S.D. (Feb. 2016)

"The information regarding recent studies was most helpful." – S.S. (Feb. 2016)

 

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