In this episode, Dr. Brodsky discusses when to assess or screen for swallowing function post extubation – what has been done in the past, what is going on today, and what should you do tomorrow? Dr. Brodsky describes a life altering incident that has shaped his career, and we also discuss the importance of clinical research, evidence-based medicine, and why it’s called clinical “practice.”

Dr. Brodsky is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University.  His peer-reviewed research publications, book chapters, and invited presentations focus on swallowing and swallowing disorders.  Dr. Brodsky’s clinical research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, studying the effects of critical illness and critical care medicine on swallowing and the airway and their long-term outcomes.  His clinical practice specializes in adult swallowing and communication disorders.  Dr. Brodsky is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a member of the ASHA Advisory Council for Speech-Language Pathology, and a member of the Editorial Board for Dysphagia.  He is a frequent reviewer for scientific journals and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society and the American Psychological Association.

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