COVID-19 is known to cause short-and long-term neurological impairments. In this course, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) will learn how COVID-19 infection affects cognitive-communication abilities and how to address these impairments in post-acute care settings, including home health, skilled nursing, and outpatient. Considerations for evaluation and treatment of this population are presented along with the importance of an interprofessional team approach and patient/caregiver adherence to improve outcomes.
0.10 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: COVID-19 and SLP Role
Definition of COVID-19
COVID-19 Pandemic and the Role of SLPs
Communication Challenges with Masks
Section 3: Neurological Consequences of COVID-19
Physiological Impact of COVID-19
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Section 4: SLP Assessment and Intervention
General Communication Tips
Patients on Mechanical Ventilation
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Case Study: Meet Mark
Section 6: Conclusion
Omnia Radwan is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with five years of experience. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Carolina State University and her Master of Education degree in communication disorders from North Carolina Central University. Omnia is a senior clinician at Duke University Hospital providing speech-language pathology services to adult patients. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Omnia Radwan, M.Ed., CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP
Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from The University of Alabama. She worked with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnostic conditions in school, hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient clinic, and home health settings. In her previous role as a national clinical director for a large contract therapy company, she created training programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology related to the clinical rehabilitation needs of older adults in post-acute care. She currently draws upon her expertise in her role at Relias as Lead Subject Matter Expert Writer for Speech-Language Pathology. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Disclosure: Susan Almon-Matangos, MS/CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a contributor
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