Explore in detail the forces that contribute to bolus flow, airway protection, and opening of the upper esophageal sphincter in adults. Analysis of these forces leads to more appropriate intervention, and more accurate estimation of risk for adverse, dysphagia-related health outcomes. Participants interact with the content through multimedia case studies, three-dimensional diagrams, and self-assessment activities.
This web workshop includes recorded lectures, interactive exercises, video clips, additional resources, and an exam.
You will be able to:
- identify the biomechanical and physiologic forces that contribute to bolus flow during swallowing
- identify the visible biomechanical events representative of the forces contributing to bolus flow during swallowing
- identify abnormalities in oropharyngeal biomechanics that produce abnormal bolus flow, airway penetration and aspiration, and post-swallow residue patterns
- describe potential treatment approaches based on bolus flow, airway protection, and UES opening as visualized in the instrumental examination
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To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:
And one of the following browsers:
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11
- Mac OS X: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, Opera 6, or Safari 1.0 (Mac OS 10.2x or later only)
- Linux: Konqueror 3.3.1, Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.x