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Ethical Considerations for Feeding Tube Placement

April 24th
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1 CE offered

10-11am



Speaker:  Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, professional speaker and hospice volunteer.  Her award winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can't, guides families and professionals who are making decisions for those who have lost capacity.  Viki is known as “The People’s Bioethicist,” because she is a rare individual who bridges two worlds, that of the health care professional and of the family struggling to make the right decision. She is an honorary board member of the Well Spouse Association and has been a caregiver for many years for six members of her family.

 

Course Description:  Patients and their families turn to us for advice on whether or not to say, “Yes or No,” to having a feeding tube. But these decisions are more than just medical decisions; they are complicated by personal preferences, cultural values, the patient’s medical and cognitive condition, along with the ethical perspectives of everyone involved. Recently, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and Los Angeles County Medical Association worked together to create a joint statement regarding the ethical considerations of feeding tubes. Viki will discuss this new policy statement. Viki will also present practical conversation tools to help us discuss the patient’s values and preferences and how those will apply to the feeding tube decision. 

 

Learning Objectives:


  1. Review the new LACBA/LACMA Joint Committee Statement: “Ethical Considerations Concerning Use of Endoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding Tubes in Patients with Advanced Dementia.”

  2. Discuss how the feeding tube decision is more than legal or medical; it is personal.

  3. Demonstrate enhanced conversation techniques to understand the patient’s personal preferences, cultural values, etc. 

     


Level: Intermediate

 

Time ordered agenda:

10 – 10:15 – Discussion of LACBA/LACMA policy statement

10:15 – 10:30 – Case study

10:30 – 10:45 – Ethical structure of legal, medical and personal

10:45 – 11 – Enhanced conversation tools

 




Everything You Wanted to Know About Head & Neck Cancer (but were afraid to ask!) - Part 1

May 10th
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6 CE's - additional fee required for these 3 sessions

May 10, 17 & 24, 2021

6:30-8:30pm

 

Heather Starmer, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S  is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Speech and Swallowing Rehabilitation Center at Stanford University. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford University, Heather served as the lead of the head and neck cancer rehabilitation program at Johns Hopkins University.



 



Course Description: This three- part series will provide attendees with the most up to date information about head and neck cancers, the interventions used to treat them, and assessment and management strategies.  An evidence-based approach will be emphasized and a case-based discussion format will be integrated into each part of the series. . 



 



Learning Objectives:



1.      Participants will be able to discuss changes in the epidemiology of head and neck cancer and the resultant changes in oncologic treatment.



2.      Participants will be able to establish a comprehensive battery of assessment tools for evaluating head and neck cancer patients.



3.      Participants will be able to implement an evidence-based pre-habilitative and rehabilitative treatment program for patients with head and neck cancer.



Level: Intermediate|



Time Ordered Agenda:



Session 1, May 10th  Updates in head and neck cancer epidemiology and treatment



·       5-10 minutes: Introduction to series and speaker



·       40 minutes: Current epidemiology of head and neck cancer and implications for speech language pathologists



·       40 minutes: Oncologic treatment modalities and their impact on communication and swallowing



·       15 minutes: Case presentation



·       15 minutes: Q&A

Session 2, May 17th: Comprehensive assessment of communication and swallowing in patients with head and neck cancer



·       5-10 minutes: Introduction and review of key points from session 1



·       15 minutes: Baseline assessment of oral cavity cancer patients undergoing surgery



·       15 minutes: Baseline assessment of laryngeal cancer patients undergoing surgery and/or radiation



·       15 minutes: Baseline assessment of patients undergoing non-surgical therapy



·       30 minutes: Optimizing the instrumental evaluation



·       20 minutes: Case review



·       15 minutes: Q&A



Session 3, May 24th: Prevention and rehabilitation of communication and swallowing disorders in patients with head and neck cancer



·       5-10 minutes: Introduction and key points from session 2



·       20 minutes: Prevention of radiation associated dysphagia



·       10 minutes: SLP management during radiation therapy



·       30 minutes: Optimizing swallowing therapy for patients with dysphagia



·       10 minutes: Treatment of Late-RAD



·       10 minutes: Collaboration with other professionals to optimize outcomes



·       15 minutes: Case review



·       15 minutes: Q&A





Everything You Wanted to Know About Head & Neck Cancer (but were afraid to ask!) - Part 2

May 17th
Webinar - link will be sent upon confirmation of membership & registration
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Speaker:  Heather Starmer, MA, CCC

6 CE's - additional fee required for these 3 sessions

May 10, 17 & 24, 2021

6:30-8:30pm




Everything You Wanted to Know About Head & Neck Cancer (but were afraid to ask!) - Part 3

May 24th
Webinar - link will be sent upon confirmation of membership & registration
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Speaker:  Heather Starmer, MA, CCC

6 CE's - additional fee required for these 3 sessions

May 10, 17 & 24, 2021

6:30-8:30pm




It’s not the same old song and dance. Incorporating music into your daily speech-language pathology practice. A Practical Guide

June 14th
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2 CE's offered

6:30-8:30pm



Tamara Baubie, MA, CCC-SLP, MT-BC is a dual licensed/certified speech language pathogist and music therapist.  She has worked extensively with brain injury patients in a home and community setting as well as in the acute care setting.  She brings a unique view of the use of music into the world of speech pathology.



Course Description:  This course is meant to be a practical guide to incorporate music into your daily SLP practice.  The course will provide examples of how to incorporate both recorded music and active music making into your sessions.  Neither you nor your client need to be a musician to access these strategies, but some strategies will be provided for those with musical aptitude. Techniques will be provided that will be applicable to patients with the following diagnoses:  voice disorders, motor speech disorders, cognitive disorders and aphasia.

 

Course Objectives:


  1.  Learn 2-3 techniques that will allow you to incorporate music into your practice for patients with voice disorders.

  2. Learn 2-3 techniques that will allow you to incorporate music into your practice for patients with motor speech disorders.

  3. Learn 2-3 techniques that will allow you to incorporate music into your practice for patients with cognitive disorders.

  4. Learn 2-3 techniques that will allow you to incorporate music into your practice for patients with aphasia.


Course Level: novice to intermediate level. 

 

Time Ordered Agenda:

6:30 – 6:40:  Introduction

6:40 – 6:45:  Music Therapy VS. Music in SLP Practice

6:45 – 7:00:  Learn how to complete a Music History/Inventory

7:00 – 7:20:  Music Techniques for Voice Disorders

7:20 – 7:40   Music Techniques for Cognitive Disorders

7:40 – 8:00   Music Techniques for Motor Speech Disorders

8:00 – 8:20   Music Techniques for Aphasia

8:20 – 8:30:  Questions/Discussion

 




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