Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) in Dysphagia Management: The Guardian Way® (eLearning + Remote Live Lab) Schedule

Pediatrics and Adults

Course Schedule

This course is offered for .55 ASHA CEUs in a self-study + live lab format

Time is approximated

40 MinsModule 1

Introduction to course
Fundamentals of Swallowing
Assessment & Screening
20 MinsModule 2

Cranial Nerve Assessment
20 MinsModule 3

Prevalence and Management of Swallowing Dysfunction in Adults and Children
25 MinsModule 4

Introduction to Electrotherapy
Historical Research
Examining the Evidence
Current Evidence
Challenges of Interpretation
15 MinsModule 5

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Fundamental Principles of Electrotherapy
25 MinsModule 6

Parameters: Definitions and Customization to Individualize Treatment
15 Mins Module 7

Neuroplasticity and Cortical Reorganization
10 MinsModule 8

The Guardian Way NMES Programs
20 MinsModule 9

Implementing The Guardian Way Protocol
40 MinsModule 10

Electrode Placement and Rationale
Determining Candidacy, Contraindications, Precautions
25 MinsModule 11

Facial Stimulation
Etiology of Facial Nerve Dysfunction Anatomy/Physiology
Scoring Asymmetry
Electrode Placements
Rationale and Demonstration
20 MinsModule 12

Electrode Facts Materials and Construction
Impedance and Independent Testing
Goals of treatment, Typical session, Demonstration
30 MinsLab 1:

NMES with placement for pharyngeal dysphagia
Skilled introduction of NMES
Placing and Securing Electrodes
Introducing the Current
Assessing for Contraction
Adjusting the Parameters