NMES & sEMG in Dysphagia Management for Pediatrics: The Guardian Way® (eLearning + Live Lab)

$225.00 $300.00
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This course is offered for .5 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area)

Purchase Requirements:

To order the course, purchaser must acknowledge that the trainee has access to the Guardian Way NMES and sEMG lab kit:
1. Guardian Aspire2 device
2. Dysphagia Electrodes (05A156-10, 05A158-10, 05A160-10, or 05A163-10)
3. sEMG Electrodes (05A167)
4. Paper tape
5. Self-adherent wrap or knit headband to secure electrodes

As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the physiological changes that occur with swallowing as patients age to better identify abnormalities
  • Discuss the common etiologies associated with pediatric swallowing disorders
  • Identify muscles and physiological processes involved in swallowing
  • Describe components involved in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of dysphagia
  • Define and describe the properties of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and explain the impact on muscle tissue
  • Define surface electromyography (sEMG) and describe function in analyzing and recording the electrical energy of muscle movement
  • Determine the candidacy criteria for the use of NMES and sEMG as adjunct treatments of dysphagia in combination with traditional treatment approaches
  • Discuss and demonstrate the application of the The Guardian Way® therapeutic protocol in the treatment of dysphagia
  • Modify electrical stimulation parameters to maximize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients
  • Discuss the use of sEMG as biofeedback to benefit patient outcomes
  • Return demonstrate effective communication skills for patient education regarding the treatment of dysphagia and the use of NMES and sEMG

Spectramed recommends using Google Chrome to take this course.  Safari is not compatible for playing audio with google slides.