In the Thick of It

+Course Overview
So WHAT is going on with Thickeners these days? Do we use Simply Thick in peds or not? What’s up with Rice Cereal and cancer? Are gel-based thickeners okay for our geriatric population? Get some answers to these questions and more as we explore the history and use of different options for thickening in dysphagia across the lifespan. We’ll look at the pros and cons of various thickeners and their possible ramifications on respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. I’ll present information from recent discussions with the FDA regarding use of Simply Thick and rice and teach some alternatives to thickening such as various feeding positions and use of different nipples, cups, and feeding utensils and when these should be considered.
+Pricing and Options
Webcast price with no CEUs: Free!
+Learner Outcome
As a result of this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain possible complications of using thickeners.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various thickeners currently available.
  • List the benefits of positioning techniques as an alternative to thickening.
  • dentify when use of a slow-flow nipple or feeding device might be beneficial to a patient with dysphagia.
+Register For This Course
You may register for this course on this CEU-Espresso page. The course handout is available for download now and video for the course is coming soon. Registration is currently free so register now and we will notify you when then video is available.

+Who Should Attend
ASHA, AOTA and APTA credentialing information is coming soon. Please check back later.