Cognitive Assessment and Intervention for Patients with Multiple Comorbidities

Cognitive Assessment and Intervention for Patients with Multiple Comorbidities 

Patients receiving therapy services often have multiple diagnoses, referred to as co-morbidities, that regularly impact the therapist’s assessment and treatment plan. Ensuring effective outcomes requires therapy professionals to complete a thorough start-of-care evaluation to understand the various types of co-morbidities the patient has and how they may affect the patient’s progress in treatment. Acquiring awareness and knowledge of the impact of co-morbidities on cognitive function is essential when developing realistic goals and objectives for each patient. It is the practitioner’s professional, ethical, and clinical responsibility to understand the impact of co-morbidities on the patient’s cognitive function prior to providing cognitive interventions.

$25.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-26474

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

1.0 HOURS



This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional Area).

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)

1.0 HOURS


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.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F20-11. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-26474
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify 5 of the most frequently co-occurring chronic conditions in the U.S. population of individuals with cognitive impairments that routinely impact the SLP plan of care.
List 3-4 areas that require thorough assessment during the initial evaluation of patients with comorbidities and explain how each impacts treatment planning.
Provide 2-3 ethical and professional issues that SLPs encounter when case history information is missing.
Describe one therapy consideration as it relates to cognition therapy for each of the chronic conditions listed.
Explain how comorbidities may alter the therapist’s goal-setting approach.
Indicate the importance of understanding medical diagnoses and terminology in various medical settings, including acute care, skilled nursing facility, homecare as well as outpatient establishments.

Outline:

Cognitive Assessment and Intervention of Individuals with Comorbidities

Overview of Cognition: Statistics & Definitional Points Cognition & Comorbidities

Overview of Cognition: Statistics & Definitional Points on Cognition & Hearing Loss

Defining Cognitive Impairment: Domains of Cognitive Function

Knowledge Check

Overview of the Five Domains of Cognition: Defining Terms

Overview of the Brain & the Areas of Cognitive Function

Knowledge Check

Comorbid Diagnoses & Cognitive Loss: The Big Picture

Knowledge Check

Comorbid Diagnoses & Cognitive Loss: The Big Picture

Knowledge Check

Comorbid Diagnoses & Cognitive Loss: The Big Picture

Assessment & Treatment of the Patient with Cognitive Loss & Multiple Comorbidities

Treatment of Individuals with Cognitive Loss & Multiple Comorbidities

Knowledge Check

Treatment of Individuals with Cognitive Loss & Multiple Comorbidities

The Importance of Holistic Assessment & Treatment: Know All Facets of Your Patient’s Case

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Instructor: Christina M Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP
Christina Buchanan, M.S., CCC-SLP started in the field of speech-language pathology in 2008 after graduating from Worcester State University, Massachusetts. Her work in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient acute care, outpatient, as well as home health settings provide substantial experience in providing assessment and treatment services for adult and geriatric patients. Her experience and knowledge led her into teaching students as well as mentoring clinical fellows (CFs) (new graduates).  As a lead speech-language pathologist and clinical mentor in her current position, she enjoys shaping the skills of those seeking to further their knowledge and experiences in the field. Her passion for clinical education and teaching has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert for Relias. Disclosure: Christina M Buchanan, MS, CCC-SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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