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Role of the SLP in the ICU: Influencing Outcomes Across the Continuum of Care (WEB19963)

Presenter(s): Jo Puntil, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Course Description

This session—a recorded session from ASHA’s 2020 Health Care Connect online conference—examines the SLP’s role on patient-centered care teams in the ICU setting. The speaker discusses the SLP’s vital role in facilitating communication for patients who are intubated, and participants will have the opportunity to practice communicating with various techniques in different roles. The speaker also explores when to screen/assess swallowing post-extubation and how to reduce post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). The session also addresses the importance of communication regarding patient status and goals across the continuum of care, and how to provide bundled patient-centered care using a team approach.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify two benefits of early mobilization and communication for intubated patients
  • Identify two characteristics of PICS and how it impacts cognition post-hospital discharge
  • Identify and advocate for the appropriate time to screen for swallowing post-extubation

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19963
Available Through: July 08, 2025