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Workshop February 16-17: Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions

Children’s Care Hospital & School in Sioux Falls will sponsor a workshop for therapists and nurses treating patients with swallowing challenges on February 16 & 17, 2012. “Comprehensive Dysphagia Interventions: The Esophagus, Acid Reflux Disease, Oral Hygiene and Free Water” will be presented by Tom Franceschini, MS CCC-SLP, a highly sought-after presenter in this field.

Franceschini notes that swallowing doesn’t end at the pharynx. As such, he says, comprehensive dysphagia interventions cannot consist solely of muscle exercises, maneuvers, compensatory postures and diet modifications. To ensure the highest quality of care is achieved, clinicians must consider the other factors that contribute to swallowing difficulties, such as esophageal abnormalities, acid reflux disease, and pharmacology.

Workshop hours are 8:00AM-4:30PM on Thursday and 8:00AM-1:30PM on Friday. The cost is $300 per person, and twelve contact hours are provided. To register, click on the “Training & Workshops” button on our website, or call (605) 782-2371. This workshop is provided by Children’s Care University, a training and continuing education program of Children’s Care Hospital & School.

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