Post-Test Evaluation - "Etiologies of Feeding Problems in Infants & Children" (#137095)

After reviewing the PowerPoint presentation "Etiologies of Feeding Problems in Infants & Children" (#137095), please complete the following post-test evaluation. An asterisk indicates a required response. A certificate of completion will be emailed within 2 weeks of submission. Direct questions to Julie McDougal, Center of Excellence in MCH Education, Science & Practice, UAB School of Public Health. 

Objective 1: Describe different types of feeding problems & the anatomy they impact

The correct answers are:
The Oral Phase
The Pharyngeal Phase
The Esophageal Phase

Objective 2: Understand the causes of feeding impairments including genetic syndromes, craniofacial abnormalities, anatomical defects, neurological impairments, gastrointestinal issues & other factors

The correct answers are:
Baclofen has a negative feeding-related side effect in that it may decrease muscle tone, which can cause children to drool and be so relaxed that it is difficult for them to eat.
Baclofen has a positive feeding-related side effect in that it may decrease spasticity, which can help with optimal positioning in a high chair or other seating device and reduce a child’s caloric needs.

Objective 3: Recall the various clinicians & supplies & their functions in feeding clinic

The correct answer is Respiratory Therapist.

Objective 4: Discuss the indications & implications for alternative feeding methods, such as tube feeding, in children with feeding problems

The correct answers are:
When oral feedings are unsafe
When there is poor weight gain and poor growth 
When it takes too long to complete a feeding
When the child’s oral motor skills are not keeping up with the child’s nutritional needs

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