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Session IV-A : Bringing Quality Evidence Into the Pediatric Dysphagia Practice

 Wednesday, March 6 ,2019

2:45-4:15 p.m.

  (Each presentation is 20 minutes)

 Moderators:

Joan Arvedson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Neelesh Tipnis, MD

 


 

Reducing Errors with Dysphagia Diagnosis Using the BabyVFSSlmP

Maureen Lefton-Greif, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Performance and interpretation of VFSS/MBS is highly variable in practice. Standardization and implementation efforts are critical to bringing the best quality evidence into practice. Methods to perform and the clinical utility of the BabyVFSSImP will be discussed during this presentation.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss need for standardization.

Preventing G-Tubes:Tube Weaning Practices in Children

Jeanne Marshall, BSpPath, PhD

A discussion into tube-feed weaning practices and role of providers in accomplishing this successfully will be undertaken. The pros and cons of inpatient and outpatient management will also be discussed during this presentation.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the issue of tube dependency and how this is described in literature.
  • Understand a pathway for tube management including different types of tube weaning across different facilities.
  • Analyze a case to  determine where the course of tube management may have been changed to improve outcomes for patients.

Your Baby Needs a G-Tube: It Is Difficult to Swallow this Opinion

Alan Silverman, PhD

A closer look at infants referred for G-tubes, and who really needs it and who doesn’t? When is the ‘right time’ for G-tubes and why? Communication with families, weaning techniques, and rehabilitation after G-tubes will be discussed during this presentation.

 

Building Interdisciplinary Feeding Programs in the NICU: Barriers, Role and Scope of Providers

Pamela Dodrill, CCC-SLP, PhD

A look into practice patterns of the providers involved with feeding decisions in the NICU. Approaches to overcome barriers and build teams will also be discussed during this presentation.

After this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • List three potential benefits of having evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • List four key steps in establishment of clinical practice guidelines.
  • List three ways to measure the success of feeding practices.
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