Instructor: Matt DeBrine, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

2 hours  |  0.2 ASHA CEUs  |  self-paced

Pay once & access for a whole year

A Hard Pill to Swallow:
SLP Considerations for Medication Administration

SLPs in medical settings are frequently tasked with making dysphagia-related recommendations for diets, liquids, and medications. This pharmacist-taught self-paced webinar will arm the SLP with critical information about various pharmacology topics,s, including: drug classes, considerations for enteral medication administration, and effects of certain medications on swallowing.

What you'll learn

  • Basic principles and pharmacology of immediate, delayed, and extended release medications 
  • Potential negative side effects of crushing medications 
  • Medications and polypharmacy effects on swallowing 

ASHA CEUs / Continuing Education

  • This course is 2 hours long (2 PDH / professional development hours) and is registered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs. Partial credit is not offered.
  • All participants who meet course requirements receive a certificate of completion, regardless of ASHA CE reporting status.
  • If you want your participation in this course reported to ASHA for CEUs, you must select that option at checkout. It's not possible to change your mind later.
  • ASHA CEU reporting offered for this course until: Feb. 28, 2028.

What SLPs are saying about the course:

"I would highly recommend this course for a basic understanding of pharmacological agents for SLPs!"

"I knew medications could impact patient performance but I now know that there are way more factors to consider than the general scope I had!"

"Great review of medication administration and effects of medication on dysphagia! "

Do you want a sneak peek ?
You got it! Watch this video.

The Presenter

Dr. Matt DeBrine is a member of the Critical Care and Neurology Pharmacy Teams at UNC Health Rex. Dr. DeBrine’s professional memberships include the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). His practice interests include Critical Care, Neurology, Nephrology, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Dr. DeBrine earned his Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees from Campbell University in 2015. Dr. DeBrine is also Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Pay just once and get unlimited access for a whole year!

If you want ASHA CE reporting, you must select the option including ASHA CE reporting.


$ 49 USD
one-time payment

  • 2 hours of premium education
  • Certificate of completion
  • Unlimited 1-year access


$ 60 USD
one-time payment

  • 2 hours of premium education
  • Certificate of completion
  • Unlimited 1-year access
  • ASHA CE reporting

Policies & FAQs

This course does not include a Facebook group, email follow-up questions, or any 1:1 access to the instructor. Because of this, the course is priced accordingly and contains comprehensive information and resources.

You are invited to get further guidance for your questions using the following options:

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If you have a disability and may need accommodations, please email before registering for the course. If reasonable accommodations will allow you to complete the course, we will make them.

No refunds for webinars. No refunds for participants who enroll without agreeing to terms of use. You must complete the course within the time frame indicated at enrollment; course access will automatically expire after that time.

If a participant is unable to complete a course, no refunds are offered. If the Instructor and/or MedSLP Consultants must cease offering the course at any time, enrolled participants will be given 30-days notice to complete the course prior to termination of access. 

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