October 6, 2016
SwallowSTRONG for Swallow Safety
October 11, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Susie Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
National Director of Clinical Services
With today’s focus on cost-effective healthcare spending tied to quality outcomes, it is important to identify innovative dysphagia treatment techniques to improve patients’ rehabilitation potential and quality of life while decreasing length of hospital stays and overall costs.
Dysphagia may lead to aspiration pneumonia, a major cause of hospital readmissions, and treatment often involves expensive approaches such as thickened liquids and modified diets. This webinar will review results of a pilot of the SwallowSTRONG device for oropharyngeal strengthening within skilled nursing facilities that shows promising results in calculating therapy targets to guide the systematic improvement in maximum lingual pressures resulting in improved outcomes.