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Thoracic Auscultation in Dysphagia


Can a Feeding Therapist use a stethoscope? Yes, we absolutely can! A stethoscope is a very valuable tool in gathering information about swallowing and we’re not talking about listening for clicks or clunks. Listening to breath sounds in the upper airway and pharynx can help us identify the likelihood of fluid in the airway and can be used as another screening tool for aspiration. Come learn why the technique of thoracic auscultation is different than anything you’ve learned before, and how you can add it to your toolbox of techniques in working with dysphagia. You will walk out being able to use your stethoscope that same day!


Key Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles of thoracic auscultation and how it differs from the technique of “Pharyngeal Auscultation.”
  2. Identify the various types of breath sounds heard during auscultation and their relationship to aspiration.
  3. Demonstrate basic thoracic auscultation techniques using a stethoscope.



1.5 hours



0:00 – 0:20 Principles of auscultation
0:20 – 0:50 Identifying different breath sounds
0:50 – 1:20 Hands-on practice with stethoscopes
1:20 – 1:30 Q&A



Presenter Disclosures:

Financial: Jennifer Meyer is a co-owner of CEU-Espresso, Inc. and was paid an honorarium for this presentation. She owns a private practice, Feeding and Dysphagia Resources, P. C. in Denton, TX
Non-financial: Jennifer is a personal friend of the developer of the Res-Q Infant Wedge, sometimes mentioned in her presentations.

Sponsor Disclosure:

This course is presented by CEU-Espresso, Inc.

Content Disclosure:

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


We really want you to be able to learn this material, not just breeze through it to take a quiz and say you’ve learned something but forget it by the time you are in front of your next patient or client. So, you will have access to this material for 6 months (180 days) from your registration date. You will be able to download any course resources and stream the video as much as you wish during that time to review the information. We just ask that you not share the handout or other materials with anyone who hasn’t registered for their own access to the course.


Welcome to Feeding Fun Night! At random times throughout the course we will be presenting a total of six attendance codes. You must correctly return five of the six codes in the quiz below and attest to your full attendance in order to pass. If you fail to pass tonight you will have automatic access to our on-demand course once it is edited and posted to our site!

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