The acute care setting provides many opportunities for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to provide effective interventions to adult patients in need. The acute care setting also has specific demands which an SLP new to the setting should be prepared to meet. Everything from higher levels of patient acuity to working closely with an interdisciplinary team to the ever-changing environment of the acute space will have impact on the evaluation and treatment of patients. This course is designed to introduce an SLP new to acute care to the roles and expectations of practice in this setting.
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: Managing the Acute Care Patient
Overview of the Acute Care Setting
Common Diagnoses in the Acute Care Setting
Medical Record Review
Becoming Part of the Interprofessional Team
Section 3: Clinical Highlights
In the ICU
Section 4: Other Patient Care Expectations
Report Writing and Documentation
Reimbursement for Services
Educating the Medical Team, Patient, and Family
Section 5: Conclusion
Meghan Farrington is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience in the adult setting. Meghan earned her Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from the State University of New York College at Fredonia and her Master of Arts in speech and hearing handicap from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She has worked in the long-term care and sub-acute setting, but most recently in the acute and outpatient setting with the adult population with the Rochester Regional Health system. She is skilled in objective dysphagia assessments such as modified barium swallow studies (MBSS) and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES). Her areas of focus include dysphagia, cognition, speech and language disorders, a variety of voice disorders including paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction and resonant voice, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) management, and head and neck cancer. Disclosure: Meghan Farrington, MA, CCC-SLP discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speaker's Fees Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a ContributorStaff 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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