This module reviews guidelines for communicating with someone who has difficulty speaking or has an inability to speak including specific methods a person may use for communication.
Kathleen Koopmann, RN, BSN, PCCN, is an SME Writer for the Post-Acute Care team at Relias, with a focus on long-term care. Kathleen earned her Associate Degree in nursing in 1987 at Mid-Michigan Community College and her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2018 from Western Governor's University. She has training from the North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology through NCDHHS and the University of North Carolina. Kathleen has worked in long-term care, outpatient care, acute care, and nursing education. She has hospital experience in Med-Surg, OR/PACU, Critical Care, and outpatient experience in Occupation Health. Kathleen has experience as a clinical instructor for the LPN program at Susquehanna County Career and Technical Center in Pennsylvania. Most recently, she worked in long-term care as a Staff Development Coordinator and Infection Control Practitioner.Disclosure: Kathleen Koopmann, RN, BSN, PCCN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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