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Improving Patient Safety and Patient-Provider Communication: A Clinical Forum (WEBS1221220)

Course Description

These Perspectives (SIG 12) articles provide an introduction to and description of the rationale for implementation of augmentative alternative communication/assistive technology (AAC/AT) in acute care settings. Barriers associated with implementation of AAC/AT in acute care settings are identified and discussed. Data regarding use of the Noddle, a specific access and communication option, are presented and discussed. A series of case studies illustrate potential solutions to a wide range of both patient-specific and institutional implementation problems.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe the relationship between patient–provider communication and health outcomes in hospitalized patients
  • identify the barriers that patients with complex communication needs in an inpatient setting may face
  • describe the strategies to mediate institutional specific barriers in acute care settings
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEBS1221220
Available Through: November 13, 2022