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Foundations of TOTS Assessment: Anatomy, Appearance, and Function

by Lisa Urich Lahey, RN, IBCLC, OMT
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP, 1 Dietetic CEU
  • Learning Format: Live Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: GOLD Learning
Abstract:

The IBCLC must develop and expand knowledge of the 3 foundations key to TOTs assessment which are anatomy, appearance, and function. This talk will review anatomy and physiology concepts, explore appearance of frenulums, and discuss current functional screening tools that can be utilized for assessment.

Learning Objectives:

Describe and define key aspects of anatomy and physiology of the human tongue and lips.
Develop an understanding of the physiology involved as an infant sucks and breastfeeds.
List key appearance items when doing an oral exam for tethered oral tissues.
Review clinical photos of TOTS to discern variations of normal to restricted appearance of frenulums.
Functional aspects to assessment through use of current screening tools and functional symptoms and behaviors that are noted by the IBCLC during assessment and feeding.

Presentations: 10  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks