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Helping Patients Through Thick & Thin (Liquids) – Recording

Presented by: Hillary Cooper, M.A., CCC-SLP

Course available from April 1, 2024 – April 1, 2028

NOTE:  The Request for ASHA CEUs form is now located on the Quiz page, you can fill it out when you take the quiz.

After this course, you will be able to…

  • Identify three aspects of thickening liquids that may impact the quality of life of our patients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the current scientific evidence regarding the use of thickeners without instrumentation.
  • Describe five types of thickeners and their primary indications and contraindications for use.

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Course Agenda

  • 0-10 minutes: Introduction
  • 10-25 minutes: Thickener Use Practice Patterns
  • 25-45 minutes: Thickening Without Instrumentation
  • 45-75 minutes: Thickeners & Pulmonary Harm
  • 75-90 minutes: Types of Commercial Thickeners
  • 90-105 minutes: Pediatric Considerations for Thickening
  • 105-120 minutes:  Q&A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Hillary Cooper started her career in speech-language pathology at an outpatient private practice in Leesville, Louisiana, which served active-duty soldiers, their dependents, and military retirees. The wide range of experience she gained in that position served her well when she moved to Ruston to marry her soulmate. She has since worked in long-term care facilities, acute care, and home health. In 2016, Hillary decided that she wanted to change the status quo of dysphagia treatment in North Louisiana, so she started her outpatient private practice and then created North Louisiana Swallow Solutions in 2017 to be the premier mobile FEES provider in the region. In 2019, Hillary co-founded Dysphagia Outreach Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful assistance to individuals affected by dysphagia. In 2021, Hillary joined the Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association Board of Directors and is the current Immediate Past President. Hillary is the 2024-2025 Treasurer for the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP). She is also pursuing her Ed.D. in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University. Hillary enjoys teaching and traveling around the country in her free time, providing high-quality lectures to medical speech-language pathologists. A chronic overachiever, Hillary has earned multiple ASHA Ace awards for going above and beyond the standard requirements for continuing education.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

Owner, North Louisiana Swallow Solutions, receives salary
Content Creator, Lecturer, & Mentor for the Medical SLP Collective, receives honorariums
Content Creator & Member of the Content Review Board for Simucase, receives honorariums
Received honorarium from MedSLP Collective for this presentation

NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:

President & Co-Founder of Dysphagia Outreach Project
2023-2024 Immediate Past President of the Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association (LSHA)
2024-2025 Treasurer for Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP)
Current Ed.D. Student at Baylor University
Member of ASHA

Additional FAQs

Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

What is the Refund/Cancellation Policy?  

Click here to view our policy:  https://medslpcollective.com/cancellation-of-courses-and-events/

What can I do if I have a complaint?  

Please contact us at info@medslpcollective.com

Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com