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The rising tide of the school caseload and medical field burnout

June 30, 2021

Matt, Michael, and Michelle look at the rising tidal wave of increased caseloads that may happen during the next school year.  With students being served at home and missed evaluations, there is an assumption that caseloads will rise the next year.  The group also looks at medical burnout and way to avoid it.  The Informed SLP breaks down unilateral vocal fold immobility.


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The Informed SLP: “In the outpatient setting, patients with unilateral vocal fold immobility (UVFI) don’t typically have dysphagia (the aspiration rate may be as low as 3%). One might expect—like several researchers have—that the reason some people with UVFI aspirate is because of impaired laryngeal adduction. Well, it turns out we’ve been lookin’ at the wrong structure, and analysis of swallow physiology shows a different story.”




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Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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