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Interdisciplinary Approach to Evaluation and Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer Patients

5.0 Hours
11
Video

Course Description

This conference provides insight into the interdisciplinary team approach of evaluation and treating head and neck cancer patients. It will highlight key members of the team, describe their role within the team, and discuss current issues in the management of head and neck cancer patients. In addition, this conference will educate SLPs on the various head and neck cancer diagnoses, current treatment modalities, and the role of the SLP within the team.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe general surgical management of head and neck cancer.
2
Describe prevalence of and typical presentation of dysphagia as it pertains to tumor site and chosen cancer treatment modality.
3
Describe the importance of high calorie high protein diet as it pertains to the side effects of chemoradiation
4
Describe common treatment sides effects of head and neck surgery and/or chemoradiation on speech and swallowing.
5
Define the SLP’s role in working with head and neck cancer patients.
6
Describe how to start an HNC Interdisciplinary team at your facility.
7
Apply learned processes for pre-treatment clinical and instrumental evaluation of swallowing.
8
Apply learned preventative and maintenance swallowing exercises for patients undergoing primary chemoradiation.
9
Identify key reasons for the importance of the pre-CRT/surgical SLP visit.
10
Explain the use of a feeding tube and importance of early intervention rather than reactive use later in treatment.
11
Identify common complications following surgical intervention in head and neck cancer patients.
12
Describe methods to improve communication, dysphagia, and pulmonary function in the acute stage.
13
Define the Registered Dietitian’s (RD) role in primary chemoradiation therapy.
14
Apply learned swallowing exercises for patients undergoing primary surgery for head and neck cancers.
15
Identify the most common examples of free tissue transfer in the head and neck.

About Presenters

Alissa Yeargin

MSR, CCC-SLP

Alissa Yeargin graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2009 with a Master of Science and Rehabilitation degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Alissa began working for Prisma Health in 2009 in adult acute care and later joined Greenville Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in March 2012. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of adult and adolescent voice, upper airway and swallowing disorders, as well as rehabilitation of communication and swallowing for patients with head and neck cancer. Alissa enjoys training future speech-language pathologists and educating the community about vocal health and risk factors for head and neck cancers. When not at work, Alissa loves to spend time with her family, volunteer in the community, and travel

Shannon Evers

MS, MPP-D, RD, LDN

Shannon Evers graduated from Winthrop University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, and from Clemson University in 2017 with a Master of Science in Food, Nutrition and Culinary Sciences. Then went on to complete an Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics at Iowa State University in 2018 and acquired a second Master of Science in Professional Practice in Dietetics completed in 2020. Currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the State of South Carolina. Shannon began working with Upstate Nutrition Consultants in 2018 as a Consulting Dietitian for Long Term/ Post-Acute Care facilities and Newberry Memorial Hospital. Shannon joined Prisma Health in 2020 as a Registered Dietitian for Oncology Patients and focuses on Head and Neck and Esophageal, Lung and Bone Marrow Transplant patients. She helps provide medical nutrition therapy for preparation, throughout and post cancer treatment of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Provides guidance, further understanding, titration on to, weaning off of and enteral nutrition recommendation for gastronomy and jejunostomy tube. When not at work, Shannon relaxes at home with her family which include 2 golden retrievers and an orange tabby cat.

Christa P. Likes

MSR, CCC-SLP

Christa Likes attended the University of South Carolina as a biology and medical ethics major. She then graduated as Valedictorian from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002 with a Master of Science and Rehabilitation degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Christa completed her clinical fellowship year under the supervision of Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris at MUSC in 2002. She has also worked at Spartanburg Regional Hospital and Duke University Hospital in adult acute care and head and neck cancer. She later joined Greenville Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in 2010 when she and her husband moved back to the Upstate of SC. Christa specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders for patients with head and neck cancer. When not at work, Christa loves to spend time with her family, play tennis, volunteer in the community, and travel.

Emily Anne Manny

MS, CCC-SLP

Emily Manny graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with both her Bachelor's and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. She began her career that year with her clinical fellowship at Greenville, Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, where she is still employed today. She specializes in evaluation and treatment of adult and adolescent voice, upper airway and swallowing disorders, as well as rehabilitation of communication and swallowing for patients with head and neck cancer. Emily is also interested in research and completed a Master’s Thesis entitled “Acoustic and Perceptual Voice Characteristics of Transmasculine Persons”, and received a graduate certificate in Clinical and Translational Research from Clemson University in 2020. When not at work, Emily enjoys exploring new restaurants with friends, practicing yoga, and leading worship at her church.

Jenna Crosby

MSP, CCC-SLP

Jenna D. Crosby graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology and later graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in 2014 with a Master of Speech Pathology. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Jenna completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia where she worked with head and neck cancer patients, active duty rehabilitation, and adult acute care. She then began working for Prisma Health in 2015 and has spent the majority of her career working in adult acute care at a Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. Jenna specializes in evaluation and treatment of adult dysphagia, communication, and cognitive disorders, including alaryngeal speech training with newly post-operative total laryngectomy patients. When not at work, Jenna loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs, read, and travel.

William Walsh Thomas

MD

Dr. W. Walsh Thomas is a head and neck surgeon with special interest in reconstructive surgery. His training includes residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and fellowship with Dr. Mark Wax at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland Oregon.

Paul L. Davis III

M.D., F.A.C.S

Dr. Davis is a head and neck surgeon with Greenville ENT in Greenville, SC. He completed a residency in otolaryngology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete a head and neck oncology fellowship at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline

Timeline
45 min: Contemporary Management of Head and Neck Cancer-An Overview for Clinicians
45 min: Implications of Free Tissue Transfer Reconstruction on Swallowing
20 min: Acute Management and Treatment of Post-Operative Head and Neck Cancer Patients: The SLP’s Role
15 min: BREAK
45 min: The Role of the SLP in the Interdisciplinary Care Team for Head and Neck Cancer
45 min: The Role of the SLP in Surgical Head and Neck Cancer Patients
45 min: The Role of the SLP During Primary Chemoradiation for Head and Neck Cancer
15 min: BREAK
30 min: The Role of the Registered Dietitian During Primary Chemoradiation for Head and Neck Cancer
10 min: How to Build an Interdisciplinary Program
15 min: Q&A

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Alissa Yeargin
Financial Alissa Yeargin is employed at Greenville ENT Associates. She receives compensation for this presentation from Speechtherapypd.com.
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Disclosure Statement for Shannon Evers
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Disclosure Statement for Christa P. Likes
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Disclosure Statement for William Walsh Thomas
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Disclosure Statement for Paul L. Davis III
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Alissa Yeargin

MSR, CCC-SLP

Shannon Evers

MS, MPP-D, RD, LDN

Christa P. Likes

MSR, CCC-SLP

Emily Anne Manny

MS, CCC-SLP

Jenna Crosby

MSP, CCC-SLP

William Walsh Thomas

MD

Paul L. Davis III

M.D., F.A.C.S

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Purchase this course for $189.99