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Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2

Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2

Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2

Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2
Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2
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Launch date: 24 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 28 Aug 2018

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The Drugs and Dysphagia video series is divided into three parts. Parts 1 and 2 discuss the medications affecting the central nervous system and dysphagia. Part 1 provided a review of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This 2 hr video is Part 2 which focuses on specific classes of medications and their effect on dysphagia. The specific medications discussed in detail include anticonvulsant medications, anti-anxiety medications, bipolar medications, Parkinsonian medications as well as medications to treat Alzheimers disease. In every instance, case studies are provided so that the participant can learn to utilize the tables provided for each medication. 


On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. 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.

2. Summarize how the side effects and/or drug interactions associated with medications can negatively impact eating and swallowing.

3. Identify medications with anti-cholinergic properties and verbalize how these medications can affect gastrointestinal motility and swallowing.

4. Verbalize the major antidepressant, anticonvulsant, anti-anxiety and bipolar medications that influence eating and swallowing.

5. Discuss the medications associated with Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease and their relationship to dysphagia."
Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2

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Drugs and Dysphagia Part 2
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Peter R. Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP received his undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology from Northern Illinois University. He received his MS and Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an Executive Graduate Degree in Healthcare Financial Management from Ohio State University. Dr. Johnson has worked in acute care hospitals, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care. He has written numerous articles on speech-language pathology. Dr. Johnson served as a Column Editor for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division 11 and Special Interest Division 13. He has co-authored two books and several chapters in the field of speech-language pathology. His last book was Drugs and Dysphagia. Dr. Johnson is currently co-authoring another book on medications and rehabilitation. He has also co-authored a chapter for a book that will be published in Portuguese and Spanish in Brazil in 2010. He served on the Executive Board of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for eight years. Dr. Johnson was twice the recipient of the Presidents award as well as the Outstanding Service Award from the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He currently serves as a Vice Chair for the Florida Department of Health Licensing Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. He has lectured at various hospitals and universities on the subject of speech-language pathology. A number of his continuing education seminars and mentoring activities are focused on cognition, memory and dysphagia. Dr. Johnson is currently the Speech Mentor with Select Medical. In this capacity, he develops new clinical programs, conducts continuing education seminars, provides small group and one-on-one mentoring nationally and maintains the clinic hotline for the company. Dr. Johnson is also affiliated with Nova Southeastern University where he is an adjunct faculty and dissertation chair.

Lynette L. Carl, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S., is a consultant pharmacist and a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Dr. Carl is currently the Clinical Coordinator for Pharmacy Services at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida. Dr. Carl obtained her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Florida and her Doctorate in Pharmacy and the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a postdoctoral Residency in Infectious Disease at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Carl has practiced as a Consultant Pharmacist in hospital, psychiatric, home care, and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical practice experience includes providing pharmaceutical care in the areas of infectious disease, critical care, nutrition support, geriatrics, internal medicine, anticoagulation, cardiology and pain management. Dr. Carl has established clinical pharmacy services that include anti-coagulation clinics, pharmacokinetic dosing services, nutrition support services, and education programs for patients and healthcare professionals in several hospitals and home care pharmacies. Dr. Carl has served as clinical adjunct faculty, acting as a clinical preceptor for B.S. and Pharm.D. students from Mercer University, University of Florida, Nova University, and Florida A&M University. She has lectured to pharmacists and other healthcare professions on topics of pharmacotherapy and also served on the speaker’s bureau of Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and Smith Kline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. She has conducted research and published articles in the area of antibiotic therapy use in infectious disease.

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