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Beyond Speech: Managing Medically Complex Patients at Home (Live Webinar) (PD102860L)

Presenter(s): Tiffany A Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: June 5, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

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Description:

SLPs who work in home health care settings face many unique challenges, especially when their patients are medically complex. This webinar will examine the multi-faceted role of the SLP when treating these patients. The speaker will discuss special considerations and barriers, including dysphagia management, in this unique practice environment.

Related Courses

This is one of four courses in the Adult Home Health webinar series. See all the courses in this series.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the SLP in caring for medically complex patients at home 
  • Discuss interdisciplinary communication and special considerations for homebound patients 
  • Describe the role of SLPs in management of chronic and complex medical conditions at home, including the importance of competence 
  • Describe management of dysphagia in the home environment, with its limited access to instrumental swallowing assessments 
  • Recognize and navigate the patient's right to refuse care

Contents

  • Identifying medically complex patients at home
  • Role of the SLP and importance of competency
  • Special considerations beyond speech treatment
  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • Discharge coordination
  • Special populations
  • Congestive heart failure and the SLP
  • COPD and the SLP
  • Tracheostomies and mechanical ventilation
  • Dysphagia with limited access to instrumental swallowing assessments

Presenter Information

Tiffany Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is a clinical specialist with Passy-Muir, Inc. and has been a medical SLP in various settings from acute care to home health, treating both the adult and medically complex pediatric populations. Tiffany has experience developing patient care pathways to guide assessment and treatment selection for patients in home health. She also participates in the development of multimedia education related to health care and clinical practice.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Full-time clinical specialist with Passy-Muir, Inc.

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by June 7, 2024.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: June 5, 2024
1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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COURSE DETAILS
Item #(s): PD102860L
Available Through: June 15, 2024