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Presenter(s): Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, EdD
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session describes the social determinants of health-defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions under which people live, work, learn, and play-and explains how patients' health and well-being can be viewed as a socially constructed phenomenon. The session explores the role of systems of oppression and location of position in generating health inequities and uses current evidence about the interplay between the COVID-19 pandemic and the social determinants of health to help participants develop strategies to intervene to improve their patients' quality of life and promote health equity.
Presenter(s): Shibani S. Mukerji, MD, PhD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session addresses the question of why patients with COVID-19 have such diverse clinical presentations. The speaker zooms in at the microscopic level to explore the nature and frequency of neurologic sequelae of COVID-19, covering findings observed on neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid testing. The session summarizes data from neuropathological studies, discusses new studies on the involvement of the peripheral nervous system, and explores treatment considerations.
Presenter(s): Alexa J DiPalma, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS; Hailey Massimino, MS, CCC-SLP; Amanda Koechel, PT, DPT; Colleen M. O'Quinn, OTR/L
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Clinicians across professions-including two speech-language pathologists, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist-address interdisciplinary care during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss challenges clinicians in the long-term acute care setting have faced and review some of the modifications they have made to address these challenges, as well as implications for patient progress and discharge planning.
Presenter(s): Irene brettman, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: Far-reaching advancements in medicine and technology, coupled with the catalyst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have catapulted telepractice into the forefront of clinical care. This session reviews the rise of telepractice, how it has created a lifeline for patients during the pandemic, and how SLPs can optimize its use across the continuum of care to best serve our patients.
Presenter(s): Jessica E Gormley, PhD, CCC-SLP; Stephanie J Scibilia, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a long-standing imperative to address patient-provider communication and inequities in health care settings. This session explores the barriers to effective patient-provider communication and shares potential solutions to these challenges. The speakers discuss the landscape of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at health care institutions and highlight the need for collaboration, emergency preparedness, and future-oriented planning.
Presenter(s): Joel VanEaton, BSN, RN, RAC-CTA, Master Teacher; Renee B Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session introduces the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality data and presents a person-centered, holistic approach to treating long COVID in post-acute care. The speaker discusses risk factors and clinical presentation of long COVID with a view toward appropriate care.
Presenter(s): Emily Hyle, MD, MSc
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session reviews the basic pathophysiology of COVID-19, with an emphasis on respiratory, swallowing, and cognitive issues, as well as a discussion of infection control approaches. The speaker also reviews the long-term conditions associated with COVID-19.
Presenter(s): Sarah Wallace, OBE, BSc, PGDip FRCSLT
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session discusses the vital role SLPs who work in adult ICUs play in detection and management of voice, swallowing, and airway complications following COVID-19. The speaker discusses the nature of these complications; intubation, tracheostomy, and COVID-19 features; factors to guide early treatments; and how these factors shape decision-making in post-ICU settings.
Presenter(s): Hadas Golan, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session explores dysfunctional breathing that might underlie or complicate long COVID symptoms as well as how to identify and treat it. The speaker discusses assessment and treatment of dysfunctional breathing using evidence-based tools and integrative breathing therapies.
Presenter(s): Rebecca J Boersma, MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session reviews the emerging evidence of neurological manifestations of COVID-19 and identifies how SLPs can use their unique position to maximize patient outcomes-whether as a member of an interdisciplinary team or as a solo provider. The session strives to increase clinicians' confidence in their abilities to: identify common cognitive-communication symptoms for patients who have recovered from COVID-19, and evaluate and treat with an individualized, patient-centered approach.
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