NMES Dysphagia Treatment

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NMES TRAINING

eSWALLOW USA is revolutionizing Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) therapy for the treatment of dysphagia.  Now, that same revolution is taking place in the area of NMES training for the protocols involving the use of estim devices in the treatment of dysphagia.  eSWALLOW USA is an ASHA approved continuing education provider.  SLPs will earn 2.0 CEUs for successfully completing this convenient online training program.

     COURSEWORK

  • Anatomy and physiology of the swallow mechanism
  • The five phases of the swallow are examined with a focus on the issues that are likely to afflict each phase
  • Pathophysiology of swallowing including swallowing interventions specific to impairment 
  • Characteristic of electrical stimulation and its effect on muscle tissue
  • Characteristic of NMES for the treatment of dysphagia including  electrode placement specific to impairment

    Learner Outcomes and Objectives

  • Identify the anatomical structures of the swallow mechanism
  • Identify  the "surface anatomy" of the neck essential in electrode placement and the treatment of dysphagia
  • Describe the 5 distinct phases of the normal swallow including physiological responses and the neurogenic control
  • Describe the pathophysiological symptoms and disorders and their affect on swallowing
  • Identify and Categorize Swallowing Deficits
  • Describe the basic characteristic of electrical stimulation and its effect on muscle tissue
  • Describe the characteristic of NMES for the treatment of swallowing
  • Describe the key points and considerations of electrode positioning for the treatment of swallowing
  • Describe understanding of swallowing interventions related to impairment and swallowing phase
  • Demonstrate effective electrode placement specific to the dysphagia impairment
  • Describe the necessity of the use of swallowing interventions to maximize the affects of NMES
The eSWALLOW online training program is based on an advanced online training module.  Each SLP will be granted access to the secure internet training site, they will also receive a sample pack containing 2 electrodes.  Coursework is delivered through interactive media in a step-by-step manner.  This use of multi-media content has been proven to be highly successful in the online learning environment.  The site can be accessed at your convenience anytime, 24 hours a day, allowing SLPs unlimited flexibility in their training schedule. The schedule can easily be completed using a few hours per day over a period of several weeks, all at the SLP's convenience.


Upon successful completion of the online training each SLP will be required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of training under the supervision of a SLP who is certified in the use of NMES, and has utilized NMES in treatment for at least one year. 

     PREREQUISITES

  • SLP with current licensure in state of practice
  • SLP in compliance with state and national practice acts
  • Experience and knowledge in dysphagia management
 Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who meet the following criteria: 
  • Complete the online training with successful completion post-test of each section with 80% accuracy.
  • Complete of minimum 4 hours training under supervision of qualified SLP
The eSWALLOW USA NMES training includes the online course for 1.6 CEU's (16 Contact hours) and the hands on electrode placement and 4 hour minimum training with a qualified SLP for .4 CEU's (4 Contact hours) for a total of 2.0 CEU's (20 contact hours).  Instructor Disclosure:  Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and non-financial disclosure statements.
Refund Policy: Due to the intellectual property nature of the product being provided, generally all sales are final and no refunds are granted. If the customer has successfully accessed the training site refunds will not be granted. If the customer has yet to access the training site, a refund may be granted. If the training site is removed from operation by eSWALLOW USA or is inaccessible due to technical issues for a period of 1 week or longer the customer will be entitled to a refund or rescheduling of training activity. The customer should make a request for refund via e-mail to info@eswallow.net. Delivery Method:  Within 2 business days of successful completion of the financial portion of the order the customer will will be sent an e-mail containing a link to the training site and all necessary login information.
  • Dual channel stimulation
  • Specially designed for the treatment of dysphagia
  • FDA 510(K) cleared
  • Advanced technology for advanced performance
  • 1 year warranty
This course is offered for 2.0 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)