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Beyond Speech: Managing Medically Complex Patients at Home (On Demand Webinar) (PD102860)

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

Sign up now and watch at your leisure between June 7, 2024 and June 7, 2029.

Or sign up for the live version of this program: airing June 5, 2024, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern time, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.


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


  • 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 the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: June 5, 2024
End date: June 7, 2029

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102860
Available Through: June 07, 2029