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A Practical Approach for SLP's to Manage Airways in Acute & Subacute Settings

May 12th
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
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Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Houssels Forum

2801 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA  90804

Terry Woodard, CRT, RCP has over 36 years in the field of Respiratory Therapy Services. He earned a Degree in Biology and Business Administration, is a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner, a BLS Instructor and BLS certified.  Currently Terry is Director of Subacute Services with Premiere and for 11 of those years Terry was Director of Subacute Services at Longwood Management and 6 years Manager of Respiratory Services at Vital Care America. Prior he spent a year as a C.Q.I Coordinator at Vencor (Westminster), 14 years as a Respiratory Supervisor/Marketing Director where he founded the outreach program for Paracelsus and by early 1990 began training nurses and respiratory therapists to provide Skilled Respiratory Care to residents of skilled nursing facilities and Sub-Acute Units. He assembled the first approved Subacute Acquired Competency Training for the state of California that provides the minimum requirements and competencies to work in a subacute unit. Terry Woodard has also spent 4 years in the field as a Respiratory Supervisor of the neonatal Department at the Marina Hills Hospital.  

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to be a review at an intermediate/advanced level course for SLP including basic respiratory anatomy, physiology, the different ventilator modes of ventilation, how to suction correctly and the use of the Passy-Muir speaking valve. The participants will be provided with both classroom didactic and hands on practice.  Following the in-service, participants will have their clinical skills validated.  

OBJECTIVES:

The participant will:

1. Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.

2. Understand the basic modes of ventilation used to ventilate ventilator dependent patients.

3. Describe the parts of a tracheostomy tube and the different types of tubes used in the acute and sub-acute setting.

4. Describe the purpose and indications of the Passy-Muir speaking valve for mechanical ventilation and non-mechanical ventilation residents.

Continental Breakfast and lunch provided

8:30 - 3:30

6 CE'S offered





Treatment Modalities for Dysphagia with Medically Fragile Infants & Children

May 19th
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

350 Hawthorne Ave.

Oakland, CA. 94509

Jennifer Raminick, CCC-SLP, BCS-S  completed her master’s degree at California State University, Long Beach and recently earned her Board Certified Specialist certification in Swallowing.  She has been a speech pathologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital since 2013 where she assesses and treats feeding/swallowing disorders in medically fragile infants and children.  Jennifer serves multiple leadership roles in the hospital, including a Clinical Practice Committee member to guide patient care and mentors graduate students and fellow therapists, with an emphasis on MBSS competency.  At CHOC, she revised MBSS procedures to align with evidence based best practice and lead a committee to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative at CHOC Children’s.  She is a national and regional speaker, presenting regularly at the California and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual conventions covering topics such as congenital laryngomalacia, and aspiration and the pediatric lung, and feeding on High Flow Nasal Cannula.  Jennifer has also spoken as a pediatric dysphagia specialist to graduate and undergraduate students at CSULB. 

 

Hema Desai, MS-CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an inpatient speech pathologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital, treating children with feeding/swallowing disorders in an acute care setting and on the Multidisciplinary Intensive Feeding Team since 2006. She provides education to hospital staff regarding feeding/swallowing concerns in children and mentors graduate students and new staff.  Hema also provides annual guest lectures regarding pediatric feeding/swallowing at Chapman University and has presented lectures about pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders at state and national conventions. 

Course Description:

With medical care and technology advancement, there are higher survival rates of premature infants and infants born with complex medical conditions leading to increased prevalence in pediatric dysphagia. Additionally, dysphagia can also be acquired later in childhood, as in traumatic brain injuries.  Children with dysphagia are at high risk for nutritional deficits, which can impair their cognitive and physical development.  Working with medically fragile infants and children with dysphagia is challenging, as each child's presentation is individual. It is important to be able to identify and understand the underlying factors of dysphagia and use treatment strategies appropriately to ensure safety for oral feeding and reduce detrimental effects of the swallowing disorder.

This course will discuss etiology of swallow deficits in medically fragile infants and children.  Evidenced-based treatment options will discussed to guide best practice with this population.  Additionally, this course will give realistic options to implement evidence-based treatments to improve dysphagia and sensory-motor function to support efficient swallow function.  

Objectives:

1.) Discuss the etiology of dysphagia associated with common diagnosis in the medically fragile infant and pediatric population

2.) Understand the evidence for treatment strategies for dysphagia in the infant and pediatric population

3.) Identify realistic treatment strategies to manage pediatric dysphagia

Instruction Level:  Intermediate

Half day conference - free with membership    8:30 - 11:45 am - 3 CE's

Continental Breakfast provided





ICU Interventions & Delirium

August 11th
Sharp Health Plan San Diego
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ICU Delirium



Sharp Health Plan 

8520 Tech Way

San Diego, Ca 92123



Speaker:  Jo Puntil-Sheltman, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S, is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.  She has specialized in the management of dysphagia disorders for the past 32 years in acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and ventilator dependent facilities.  Mrs. Puntil-Sheltman has authored several textbook chapters and clinically based reference tools including the Anatomicalendar, Follow the Swallow and recently “Dysphagia Management” with Michael Groher and Michael Crary.  She has extensive experience in developing Interdisciplinary dysphagia programs throughout southern California and currently in Southern Utah.  Mrs. Puntil-Sheltman has lectured nationally for the past 28 years providing a more medically based understanding of the dypshagic patient.  She has numerous honors for her outstanding clinical work in medical settings and her teachings to colleagues and students.



3 CE's Offered 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Free with current paid membership




Eden Medical Center

September 15th
Eden Medical Center
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Speaker and Topic to Be Determined

Eden Medical Center

20103 Lake Chabot Rd.

Castro Valley, CA 94566

3 CE's to be Offered 

8:30 am - 11:45 am

Free with paid membership

Continental breakfast will be provided 

 




Treatment Modalities for Dysphagia with Medically Fragile Infants & Children

October 6th
Southern California - TBD
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Location to be determined - Southern California



Jennifer
Raminick, CCC-SLP, BCS-S  completed her master’s degree at California State University, Long Beach and recently earned her Board Certified Specialist certification in Swallowing.  She has been a speech pathologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital since 2013 where she assesses and treats feeding/swallowing disorders in medically fragile infants and children.  Jennifer serves multiple leadership roles in the hospital, including a Clinical Practice Committee member to guide patient care and mentors graduate students and fellow therapists, with an emphasis on MBSS competency.  At CHOC, she revised MBSS procedures to align with evidence based best practice and lead a committee to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative at CHOC Children’s.  She is a national and regional speaker, presenting regularly at the California and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual conventions covering topics such as congenital laryngomalacia, and aspiration and the pediatric lung, and feeding on High Flow Nasal Cannula.  Jennifer has also spoken as a pediatric dysphagia specialist to graduate and undergraduate students at CSULB. 

 

Hema Desai, MS-CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an inpatient speech pathologist at CHOC Children’s Hospital, treating children with feeding/swallowing disorders in an acute care setting and on the Multidisciplinary Intensive Feeding Team since 2006. She provides education to hospital staff regarding feeding/swallowing concerns in children and mentors graduate students and new staff.  Hema also provides annual guest lectures regarding pediatric feeding/swallowing at Chapman University and has presented lectures about pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders at state and national conventions. 

Course Description:

With medical care and technology advancement, there are higher survival rates of premature infants and infants born with complex medical conditions leading to increased prevalence in pediatric dysphagia. Additionally, dysphagia can also be acquired later in childhood, as in traumatic brain injuries.  Children with dysphagia are at high risk for nutritional deficits, which can impair their cognitive and physical development.  Working with medically fragile infants and children with dysphagia is challenging, as each child's presentation is individual. It is important to be able to identify and understand the underlying factors of dysphagia and use treatment strategies appropriately to ensure safety for oral feeding and reduce detrimental effects of the swallowing disorder.

This course will discuss etiology of swallow deficits in medically fragile infants and children.  Evidenced-based treatment options will discussed to guide best practice with this population.  Additionally, this course will give realistic options to implement evidence-based treatments to improve dysphagia and sensory-motor function to support efficient swallow function.  

Objectives:

1.) Discuss the etiology of dysphagia associated with common diagnosis in the medically fragile infant and pediatric population

2.) Understand the evidence for treatment strategies for dysphagia in the infant and pediatric population

3.) Identify realistic treatment strategies to manage pediatric dysphagia

Instruction Level:  Intermediate

Half day conference - free with membership    8:30 - 11:45 am - 3 CE's

Continental Breakfast provided





Medical Speech-Language Pathology Council of California
21660 East Copley Dr., Suite #300
Diamond Bar, CA  91765

MSCC - PDP #74

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