Understanding the Pharmacologic Effects on Communication & Swallowing

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Lisa Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP
This course shares factors related to pharmaceutical actions, to include citing research of how the reduction in kidney and liver function in older people can cause certain medications to trigger toxic and negative outcomes. Evidence-based factors will be shared, to include a review of adverse drug events per drug class, and their subsequent effects on cognition and swallowing function.
By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. List research-based factors relating poly-pharmacy to negative clinical consequences
2. Discuss the reasons why an older person may have increased adverse effects to both fat soluble and water soluble medications
3. Identify ways to monitor a client’s medications and any adverse effects
4. Select optimal treatment protocols to accommodate any adverse drug effects of a client’s current drug regimen

About Lisa: Lisa Young Milliken, MA, CCC, FNAP, CDP has served adults and geriatrics as a clinician, manager, vice president, consultant, compliance manager and education director, and is most passionate about mentoring healthcare professionals across the country. She currently provides continuing education to healthcare professionals in 35 states as Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation and has taught over 200 national and regional conferences, to include numerous national courses to healthcare professionals regarding the effects of medications and polypharmacy. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice, where she is a Member of the Forum Planning Committee and serves as Co- Chair of the Networking Subcommittee and Co- Chair of Education/Training and Practice Partnerships and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) for Texas. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner and mentors senior retirement communities in their development of effective non-pharmacological strategies and dementia program management. 
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-15: Introduction: How a medication can change the clinical picture 
15-20: Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic actions of medications in the body
20-30: Why adverse effects may be heightened with increasing years in the older adult
30-40: The risks of polypharmacy
40-55: A review of adverse drug events per drug class, with example medications of each class
55-1:10: Beers Criteria and other resources
1:10-1:25: The significance of Antipsychotics & Anticholinergics Drug Classes
1:25-1:40: Example effects of medications and their respective influence on clients being treated by the SLP
1:40-1:55:Applications: the effects of medications in SLP case studies
1:55-2:00: Conclusions: Questions & Answer time

Disclosure Statement for Lisa Millikan:

Financial: Lisa Millikan is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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